CARROLLTON, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation has recently approved $199,821 in Quick Response Program funding to improve the safety and efficiency of the eastbound exit ramp on I-20 at State Route 61 in Carroll County. Work on this high priority project is about to begin. It is expected to be completed within 60 days.
The contractor will widen the ramp to add a right turn lane to the eastbound exit ramp onto GA 61 in order to improve the flow of traffic and enhance safety by separating the left and right movements with an added right turn lane.
“Upon completion, this Quick Response project will help improve the flow of traffic at this location, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Carroll County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in White.
Work on this project will occasionally require shoulder closures. Motorists should be aware of the advanced warning signs and watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in this work zone.
The Quick Response Program supports low cost operational projects on the State Route system such as restriping, intersection improvements, turn lane additions and extensions. These projects can be implemented in a short period of time and typically cost less than $200,000. They generally stay within the state right-of-way and require little if any utility relocation. Quick Response projects are identified by Georgia DOT staff and managed through the Office of Local Grants.