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Downtown Traffic Is About to Get Worse

You may have noticed that road crews have been repaving the stretch of Broad Street between Alps Road and Hancock Avenue. Tonight, the crews will move downtown—just in time for the start of UGA’s fall semester.

For the next six to eight weeks, workers will be repaving almost five miles of West Broad Street, Oconee Street, Oak Street and Lexington Road—aka U.S. Highway 78 and State Route 10—between Hancock Avenue and Gaines School Road.

The project will require nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Lanes will be closed downtown every Saturday and Sunday night during August, and no parking will be allowed on Broad Street on those nights, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The $2.5 million project is being done by C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. of Marietta.