The project includes 4.9 miles of resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation, beginning at Fowler Road on Battlefield Parkway, then traveling through downtown Ringgold and extending to Tiger Creek. Work will mostly occur at night between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends in order to minimize the impact of construction on traffic in the area.
“Georgia DOT wants to constrict traffic flow in the area as little as possible,” said DeWayne Comer, assistant district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. “We have made every effort to minimize the impact this resurfacing project has on traffic in the city of Ringgold. Working at night and on weekends, scheduling the lane closures after the evening rush hour and re-opening these lanes before the morning rush hour and informing the public in advance of all scheduled lanes closures are only a few examples of these efforts.”
DOT expects completion this October at a construction cost of more than $1.3 million.