Work set to begin on Hamilton Road widening project

Published 8:00 am Saturday, February 25, 2023

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected to clarify a quote from Gina Snider and to correct the spelling of her last name.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced plans to begin work on the next phase of the Hamilton Road (US 27) widening project.

Weather permitting, GDOT will soon begin right-of-way clearing, grading and installing draining structures for the project’s initial phase.GDOT District 3 Communications Officer Gina Snider said the road will not need to be closed during the phase because the work will primarily be done off the roadway.

It’s what we call in the business grubbing and clearing the right of way. We’re going to be doing grading work, utility installation, drainage, stuff like that for now,” Snider said. “Kind of all along the road.”

Snider said the road doesn’t need to be closed at this point, but GDOT wants the public to be aware that there’s going to be work going on there and to slow down even if they do not have to close a lane.

The work is set to begin next week, according to Snider.

The now decades-long widening project consists of 1.638 miles of widening and reconstruction along US27/SR1, known as Hamilton Rd. in LaGrange.

The project begins at Auburn Ave. and will extend past Morgan St. along Main Street and end before Bull Street.

Snider said the entire project is estimated to be completed by fall 2026.