Georgia DOT advises motorists on US 27 in Chattooga County that maintenance crews begin today their work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on Highway 27. Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. These maintenance operations and the temporary lane closures they necessitate are weather permitting and subject to change.
It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement.
You know that construction work zones are dangerous, but do you know that they are not always stationary? Moving work zones that conduct maintenance activities like litter pickup, asphalt repair, mowing, edge pavement repair, pavement marking and sweeping may move slowly and stop intermittently. Treat moving work zones like any other – Pay Attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers. And always, expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.