2015-07-09 / Front Page

Watch for flagmen, traffic cones as road work goes through town


Construction began Tuesday morning on the resurfacing of Washington’s main street. Construction began Tuesday morning on the resurfacing of Washington’s main street. The long-planned repaving of the main street through Washington started Tuesday morning after the contractor, C&H Paving, brought in the company’s paving equipment Monday.

The new start date came after missing a previous start date of June 22. Georgia Department of Transportation manager Rebecca Johnson told City Administrator Sherri Bailey that the contractor would not be getting started on the announced start date due to another project they were finishing.

There will be restrictions on parking along Robert Toombs Avenue at times as the construction comes into downtown. Orange traffic cones will mark areas where parking is temporarily not allowed, including the south side of The Square, as construction approaches.

The paving project is being paid for by a state one-cent sales tax, the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) approved by three regions in the state, including Wilkes County. No city or county taxes will be used on the project, Bailey said.

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