The Georgia Transmission Corporation will begin relocating utility transmission lines on Hwy. 9 this Friday and continue work through March 19. The work will require the closure of Hwy. 9 from Dawson Forest Road to Bannister Road.
Crews will work 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 17 and continue those hours through Sunday.
The work is in preparation for the construction of a new bridge over the Etowah River, scheduled to begin in April 2017.
Georgia Transmission will set up signed detour options as follows:
Hwy. 9 southbound:
Traffic traveling south on Hwy. 9 will be directed left onto Thompson Road, right onto Hugh Stowers Road/Grizzle Road, right on Dawson Forest Road and then back to Hwy. 9.
Hwy. 9 northbound:
Traffic traveling north on Hwy. 9 will be directed right onto Dawson Forest Road, then left onto Grizzle
Road/Hugh Stowers Road, left onto Thompson Rd. and then back to Hwy. 9.
Dawson Forest Road westbound:
Traffic will be advised of the Hwy. 9 north closure via message boards placed prior to Grizzle Road, directing them to Hwy. 9 N.
Hwy. 9 S will remain open to drivers needing access to Martin Road and Bannister Road for the sports complex.
Hwy. 9 will be closed to traffic south of Bannister Road.