Lanes closed on SR 360/Macland Road Saturday to move equipment for the road-widening, sidewalk project

Road construction equipment on shoulder of road with orange safety barriersRoad construction equipment (Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson)

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that contractors for the department will install daytime lane closures on SR 360 to move equipment.

The equipment is for the ongoing project to widen Macland Road and install sidewalks between New Macland Road and SR 120/Charles Hardy Parkway.

The length of the project is about 6.2 miles.

The press release for the work describes the scope and schedule as follows (the press release states SR 360 is “Powder Springs Road,” but the section they describe is actually Macland Road):

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Weather and on-site conditions permitting, crews will close a single lane on SR 360/Powder Springs Road between Lost Mountain Road and SR 120 on Saturday, November 12 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to allow crews to move equipment through the project area.

“Roadway message boards and traffic flaggers will assist in guiding drivers through the closures.

“In addition, the long-term closure of Old Atlanta Road will continue for an estimated 2-3 months, weather and on-site conditions permitting, for storm drain installation, grading and concrete and asphalt work. Drivers in the area will be directed to use Poplar Springs Road to detour around this closure.

“The estimated $88.6 million project will widen SR 360 to two lanes in each direction and add a median and sidewalks in each direction.”

The GDOT recommends the following safety precautions for drivers approaching the work zone:

As always, motorists traveling in the area are reminded to reduce their speeds in the work zone. Motorists are also encouraged to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.

About the Georgia Department of Transportation

The GDOT describes itself as follows:

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.

The GDOT’s governing body is the 14-member State Transportation Board. The board is chosen by the state legislative delegations of each of the 14 congressional districts in Georgia. The board members serve five-year terms.

The board is currently chaired by Emily Dunn from the 9th Congressional District.

The State Transportation Board chooses the commissioner, currently Russell R. McMurry.

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