Cherokee County motorists traveling in the area of Lower Birmingham Road can expect to see road delays in the coming days.

As part of the county’s resurfacing project for 2020, C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. began paving 2.57 miles of Lower Birmingham Road, from Batesville Road to the Fulton County line, Monday.

“Resurfacing work typically lasts about two weeks per road,” Cherokee County Deputy County Manager Geoff Morton said. “Once finished, C.W. Matthews will continue on to other roads included in the 2020 resurfacing project.”

The other roads included in the project include Ridge Road, Birmingham Road and Old Orange Mill Road. The resurfacing project schedule is subject to change, depending on weather and other unknown factors. Work is expected to take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the project is completed.

The 2020 Resurfacing Project bid was awarded to C.W. Matthews in May. The $2.99 million project is being paid for out of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds and Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance Improvement Grant money.

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