Drivers in Richmond Hill may come upon daytime lane closures at the crossroads as construction continues this week at the intersection of highways 17 and 144.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, temporary lane closures will be installed for the north and south inside lanes on Highway 17 at 144 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, weather permitting.
The lane closures are needed for the contractor to work on the inside lanes. Motorists should expect delays and be aware that personnel and equipment are being operated in close proximity to travel lanes.
DOT reminds that this is a work zone and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce their speed as they travel through this and all work zones. Message signs, barrels and/or cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes.