Cutting continues, cleanup coming on Forest Hill Road

jgaines@macon.comApril 2, 2014 

Work crews are still cutting trees along a two-mile stretch of Forest Hill Road, in preparation for a widening project.

Cleanup of the already-cut limbs and tree trunks will begin next week, said Kimberly Larson, Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

Contractors began clearing the right of way March 24 in preparation for relocating utility lines from Northside Drive to Wimbish Road. That has mean lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 6 p.m.

Plans for the long-delayed road widening call for a center turn lane, 5-foot sidewalks and realigned intersections. Contractor R.J. Haynie & Associates of Lake City, submitter of the winning $8.4 million bid, is in charge of the work.

To contact writer Jim Gaines, call 744-4489.

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