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Stuart Ave. construction postponed due to severe weather threat

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany City officials say they will postpone reconstruction of part of Stuart Avenue until Wednesday, October 15th because of anticipated severe weather.

Work is expected to resume Wednesday, October 15th if weather conditions permit.

The project has been billed as Albany's most-involved road construction project ever.

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

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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