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Expect traffic shift on US 41 at bridge over Pettit Creek in Cartersville

May 5, 2019--12:28 a.m.


The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Cartersville and Bartow County of a traffic shift on US 41 between Massell Drive SE and the bridge over Pettit Creek, scheduled for Tuesday, May17, 2019.

This shift will move traffic to the newly constructed bridge over Pettit Creek and onto the final alignment for this portion of the project to widen US 41 and reconstruct the cloverleaf interchange in Bartow County.

This traffic shift will start at 7 p.m. on that Tuesday and continues until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

This completed bridge work is part of a 1.079 mile project of widening and reconstruction on US 41/SR 3.

The project also includes the construction of the bridges over CSX Railroad, US 411 and Pettit Creek.

Work on this project began early September 2014.

The entire project is expected to be completed by April 17, 2020, at a construction cost of $31,546,121.

“We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for this traffic shift and be extra cautious, while approaching this work zone,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in White. “This project may be causing the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic in the area, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Cartersville and Bartow County,” Waldrop explained.