Hwy. 74S to be re-routed for repairs


A section of Ga. Highway 74 South will be closed several days over an upcoming weekend so crews can work on drainage for the road widening project.

Hwy. 74 between Rockaway Road and Redwine Road will be closed Friday evening Aug. 27 and it will reopen very early Monday morning Aug. 30, according to an advisory from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists in the area will be detoured onto Holly Grove, Robinson and Redwine Roads to circumvent the closed work area on the highway.

The road widening project, once complete, will widen Hwy. 74 from two to four lanes from Cooper Circle all the way south to Ga. Highway 85. The other upside of the project is a big one: the realignment of Rockaway Road, for which paving is anticipated this week.

Once Rockaway is complete, traffic will be rerouted to the new Rockaway Road so vehicles will be able to take advantage of the existing traffic light on Hwy. 74 at Holly Grove Road.