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Albany to begin most-involved road project ever on Stuart Ave.

Stuart Avenue at the intersection of Archwood Drive. Stuart Avenue at the intersection of Archwood Drive.
Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson and Head City Engineer Bruce Maples said the project will cost more than $1 million. Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson and Head City Engineer Bruce Maples said the project will cost more than $1 million.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The City of Albany will soon begin repaving a large portion of Stuart Avenue in its most-involved road construction project ever.

The work is slated to begin at 8 a.m. Monday, October 6. Crews will work to repave Stuart Avenue in northwest Albany from Dawson Road to Nottingham Way.

Officials said traffic will not be allowed to travel through the construction area, and must find alternate routes.

Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson and Head City Engineer Bruce Maples said the project will cost more than $1 million.

Crews will work on the road in 9 phases. The first phase on Monday will focus on the roadway at Archwood Drive and in front of the Goodyear service center.

Officials say they will decide around Thanksgiving whether to delay the project to  holiday shopping traffic to the Mall.

Roberson said "Whether to cut the project off at that point and come back after the Holidays are over. Or to resume in a limited fashion.  But we will make that call . We don't want to interrupt the flow of normal traffic over the Holiday season."


Access to businesses will not be blocked, according to city officials, but through traffic will not be allowed in the construction area.

The project is expected to be complete by early 2015, but no official date was given.

Officials said the need for the work is found in the age of the road, along with the amount of traffic it carries.

According to the city, 9,500 vehicles travel along Stuart Avenue each day. Officials said that's much more traffic than it was originally designed for.

To accommodate the higher traffic flow, crews will break up and remove the current pavement down to its base, and then pave with a current design along the road.

Officials also said they will decide at a later date how to move forward with construction through the holidays in November and December.

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