GDOT state funds improving intersection of state Route 53 Business with Holly Street in the city of Jasper

Press Release

JASPER, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has recently approved little over $74,000 in Quick Response Program funding to improve the safety and efficiency of the intersection of state Route (SR) 53 Business with Holly Street in the city of Jasper. Work on this high priority project, awarded to Bartow Paving Company, Inc., will begin Monday, April 16, 2018. It is expected to be completed in 60 days.

The contractor will construct a right turn lane on SR 53 Business at its intersection with Holly Street in order to enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic at this intersection.

“Upon completion, this Quick Response project will help improve the flow of traffic on SR 53 Business, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in the city of Jasper and Pickens County,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the GDOT office in Cartersville.

Work on this project will occasionally require lane closures. The lane closures will be limited to the hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.Monday through Friday. Motorists should be aware of the advanced warning signs and watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in this work zone.

The Quick Response Program supports low cost operational projects on the State Route system such as restriping, intersection improvements, turn lane additions and extensions. These projects can be implemented in a short period of time and typically cost less than $200,000. They generally stay within the state right-of-way and require little if any utility relocation. Quick Response projects are identified by Georgia DOT staff and managed through the Office of Local Grants.


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