New turn lane planned at SR 109 and Stewart Road in Troup County

Published 10:30 am Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a new turn lane project on Monday project at Stewart Road.

The project will consist of constructing a westbound turn lane at the intersection of SR 109 at Stewart Road.

Work is set to begin Monday at 9 p.m., said Gina Snider, the communications officer for the West Central Region of GDOT. Motorists should expect some lane closures during this time but traffic impact should be very minimum.

Snider said the turn lane was requested due for traditional safety reasons that are incorporate with turn lanes.

Snider noted the following reasons for the Stewart Road turning lane:

  • Thru street speeds are too high to turn safely to or from a particular roadway.
  • There is a trend or pattern of turning, rear-end or sideswipe/weaving crashes when through vehicles interact with queued vehicles.
  • Drivers have to wait a long time to make a turn.
  • There are a higher number of turning vehicles

The construction team will have up to 90 days to complete the project.