Resurfacing begins on U.S. 19 in Lee, Dougherty counties

Work in Leesburg will be done during the school system’s Spring break

LEESBURG _ Resurfacing of U.S. Highway 19 in Dougherty and Lee counties is under way.

Work crews with Oxford Construction Co. of Albany have begun the project that is expected to continue until June 30. Crews are currently working from north of the Kinchafoonee Creek bridge in Dougherty County and will proceed to the intersection of U.S. 19 and Robert B. Lee Drive in Lee County. The resurfacing in Lee County will end north of Jordan Road in Lee County.

Nita Birmingham, spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Transportation in Tifton, said motorists should be alert for advance warning signs and should expect lane closures. Barrels and cones will channel traffic, she said. She said drivers should use caution and drive slowly while entering and driving through work zones.

Resurfacing in the Leesburg area will be done during the Lee County School System’s Spring break March 31 through April 4 to avoid interfering with school traffic.

Road work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Birmingham said.