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11-15-04 U S Highway 441 to be Widened in Clarke and Jackson Counties

U. S. 441 is an important north-south corridor.  It is a great connector for I-20 and I-85.  It needs some push from area legislators to move it along.

AVOC

 

November 14, 2004

 

U. S. 441 Needs Four-Laneing from North Carolina to Florida

 

By Wendell Dawson, Editor, AVOC, Inc.

 

This is good news for the U. S. 441 corridor.  Now, legislators in counties south of Athens need to push for completion of the project between the Watkinsville ByPass and at least I – 20 in Madison.

 

U. S. 441 is an important north-south corridor.  It is a great connector for I-20 and I-85.  It needs some push from area legislators to move it along.


 

The Jackson Herald

      http://www.mainstreetnews.com/Active/Jack.html#Anchor-After-44867

 

November 10, 2004

 

After Two Decades, DOT Awards Bid For First Half Of
U.S. 441 Widening Project Between Athens, Commerce


GAINESVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a $21.6 million contract to widen U.S. 441 from Nicholson to the Clarke County line.


The E. R. Snell Company will begin this winter the 7-mile project to widen U.S. 441 to four lanes with a median. A second phase, widening the highway from Nicholson north to the Commerce bypass, will be awarded soon.


Construction of the first phase is expected to take three years.


According to the DOT, construction will start with grading for the “new lanes,” which means there will be little disruption to motorists. Once the new lanes are built, traffic will be shifted to them so the contractor can upgrade the existing lanes.


The widening project has been on the DOT’s horizon for two decades, during which time the project has been scheduled, moved back, moved forward and rescheduled and re-routed numerous times. Last year the DOT finally began clearing buildings off the new right of way.


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