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Here's a look at what county roads projects are planned for 2019
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Crews work on the curbing and landscape at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Lumpkin Campground Road on Jan. 17. - photo by Jessica Taylor
Roadwork continued to be a popular topic in 2018 with the completion of several intensive projects. A roundabout funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation at the intersection of Hwy. 183 and Hwy. 53 was completed in the first half of 2018 while a new bridge on Hwy. 9 over the Etowah River opened to both lanes of traffic in October. GDOT’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants, along with a 30 percent match by the county, provided for the repair and paving of nine county roads including A.T. Moore Road and Mt. Vernon Drive as well as the roads in the Biscayne Subdivision off Harmony Church Road. GDOT continued work on a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 183, which has a scheduled completion date of 2020, and also converted the passing lane on Hwy. 53 between Hugh Stowers Road and Buddy Burt Road to a turn-only lane mid-year, spurred by the death of a high school student early in the year. In 2019, be on the lookout for many more roadwork projects funded by the county and GDOT.