For Immediate Release:

April 11, 2017


Kyle Collins

District Communications


Your dollars maintaining a better Georgia

EATONTON – A Georgia Department of Transportation State Route (SR) 44/Greensboro Road vegetation removal contract will affect traffic at various locations from roughly Wesley Chapel Road to six miles north near Old Phoenix Road for one month.

Single lane conditions should be expected daily while contractors clear overgrown rights-of-way to increase safety and visibility.

Motorists navigate the area through a flagging operation. Project management is working to keep the closure length and timeframe as short as possible each day.

The Georgia DOT District crack sealing teams have postponed their planned return to SR 44 for the immediate future. Management continues working together to minimize traffic impacts, while still focusing on much needed route maintenance.

The Department will announce when the crack sealing operations return.

Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.

This and similar upcoming maintenance service contracts within the 27-county east central District come from the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. Georgia DOT uses the sustained annual revenue from the TFA to launch much-needed routine maintenance and capital improvements.

Citizens should monitor or download the App to stay current on all upcoming lane closures. Georgia DOT East on Facebook and @GDOTEastTraffic on Twitter also provide daily updates.

For general information about the TFA and how it’s investing in your area, visit