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Part of the Loop Will Be Closed for Two Weeks

The Georgia Department of Congestion, Sprawl and Fossil Fuel Burning Death Machines Transportation is building a cloverleaf at the bypass and Peter Street/Olympic Drive and removing the traffic light there. On weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for the next two weeks, one lane of the outer (northbound) Loop will be closed to lay pipes. (Insert dirty joke here.)

From GDOT (mistakes are theirs):

“This is an active work zone so things change daily. The cross drain pipe is installed during the day and steel plated will cover the roadway as pipes each night. The plates allow work to go faster. Please slow down in the area even when work isn’t active. We have made adjustments to the traffic signal at the Loop and Peter Olympic but we expect delays will continue. Congestion peaks in the afternoons, please an alternate route especially in the evening. If you get off the SR 10 Loop at Lexington Road or College Station Road you will avoid the work zone and the congestion,” explained District Construction Engineer, Harold Mull.

This $14.5 million construction project was awarded to E.R. Snell Contracting Inc of Snellville, Georgia. The project will build an interchange at the existing intersection of SR 10 Loop and Peter/Olympic Streets. The project completion date is May 31, 2015.

Please try to control your road rage.