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July 1--  Part of the newly re-widened U.S. Highway One north of Lyons is scheduled for opening next Monday.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation,if weather permits. U.S. 1/State Route 4 traffic will shift from its current location to the newly constructed section of U.S. 1/State Route 4 over Pendleton Creek.

{mosimage}The traffic shift will begin Monday the 8th around 3p.m. starting north of the U.S.1/Louis Starra intersection and extend south of the US1/Five Point Road in Toombs County. During the first few days of the shift, the contractor crew will lead both north and southbound motorists through this work zone with a pilot vehicle.  Motorists should pay close attention to the instructions of the flagmen and the Contractor  pilot vehicle and do not attempt to pass the pilot vehicle.

 “I only ask that motorists continue to be alert while traveling through our work zone.  Their safety, and the safety of the crews are the upmost concern,” explain Bryan Czech, Area Engineer. “Thank you, also, to all who travel U.S.1 for being patient with the contractor for the work he has done, and for the work he will continue to do,” noted Czech.

 This $23 million construction project includes 8.5 miles of new roadway and two new bridges over Pendleton Creek. The project completion date is September 2, 2014 and the contractor is McLendon Enterprises, Inc. of Vidalia.