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Cleveland street work will require lane shift for 2 months

By Staff
CLEVELAND - Georgia DOT plans a traffic change on Main Street in Cleveland starting Tuesday, April 9 if the weather cooperates.

Officials say the center turn lane on Main Street will be removed for about 2,000 feet beginning from Underwood Farms Road to the Sonic Restaurant entrance. This work is part of the changes needed to State Route 11 to accommodate the Cleveland Bypass.

The grade of State Route 11 must be raised by 13 feet. By removing a short section of the center turn lane, we can shift the northbound lane of SR 11 over and have room to begin the work of raising the grade of the roadway. This temporary shift will be in place for about two months. Thank you for your patience as this work occurs, explained Harold Mull, Georgia DOT District Construction Engineer.

The contract to build Phase One the Cleveland Bypass in White County was awarded to Sunbelt Structures, Inc. of Tucker. This 1.97 mile long project begins at Hope Drive at US 129/SR 11 and extends northwest to SR 115. The contract stipulates a completion date of December 31, 2014 for roadwork at a cost of $16.7 million.

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