Houston & Peach

Roadwork expected on a stretch of Ga. 247 in Houston County for the next three weeks

Motorists may want to seek an alternate route with roadwork expected for the next three weeks on this section of Ga. 247 in Houston County starting Thursday.
Motorists may want to seek an alternate route with roadwork expected for the next three weeks on this section of Ga. 247 in Houston County starting Thursday. Courtesy Georgia Department of Transportation

Drivers may want to seek alternate routes if they have to travel on Ga. 247 in Houston County beginning Thursday.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is expected to close a lane at a time on Ga. 247 from the new Ga. 96 interchange to the old Ga. 96 interchange near the Flash Foods/Taco Bell at 498 Ga. 247 as roadwork is done. Drivers can expect delays along that section of the road.

The lane closings will be in effect 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily to be more convenient to most commuter traffic, according to a state DOT news release. Flaggers and portable signs may be present.

Transportation officials advise motorists to exercise caution when driving through that stretch of Ga. 247 or to seek alternative routes.

Driving is second nature to many of us, but dangers still exist on the roadways. Kyle McNew of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service provides three simple tips for driving safely and avoiding traffic accidents.

Becky Purser covers breaking and Houston County news. She previously covered crime and courts for Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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