Major changes on Macland Road as Macland Circle closes to traffic for three months, section of Macland Road shifts onto newly constructed lanes

A front end loader scraping pavement

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the closure of Macland Circle and daytime lane closures on Macland Road this Saturday.

The press release for the work describes the scope and schedule as follows:

“Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will close Macland Circle to traffic next week and install daytime lane closures on State Route 360/Powder Springs Road this Saturday. These activities are related to the project to widen SR 360/Powder Springs Road from New MacLand Road to SR 120/Charles Hardy Parkway in Cobb and Paulding counties, approximately 6.2 miles

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 19 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to allow crews to move equipment through the project area.

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“In addition, beginning Monday, November 21, Macland Circle will be closed to traffic for approximately three months. Traffic will have access to SR 360/Macland Road via Poplar Springs Road. Old Atlanta Road will remain closed to traffic for an estimated two to three months 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.

“Also on Monday, November 21, traffic on SR 360/Macland Road between Poplar Springs Road and Florence/Corner Road will be shifted onto newly constructed lanes on the north side of the roadway. On December 5, this shift will extend on new lane configuration from Florence/Corner Road to Living Springs Drive.

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

“This $88.2 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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