Night and wet weather driving on some Columbia County roads should be safer beginning this fall because of a recently announced Georgia Department of Transportation project.
Peek Pavement Markings, of Columbus, Ga., will begin restriping faded center and edge lines on several rural and urban roads in the county this fall, according to a DOT news release. The roads will be striped with a compound similar to the highly reflective substance used on interstates and should make the lines easier for motorists to see in low light and poor weather, according to the news release.
The department researched crash data and chose to stripe certain roads based on the frequency and severity of wrecks, according to the news release.
County thoroughfares that will receive the new striping include Stevens Creek Road, Wrightsboro Road, Chamblin Road, Dozier Road, Evans to Locks Road, Harlem- Grovetown Road, Ray Owens Road and Louisville Road.
The construction is part of a project to re-stripe roads in 18 counties in east central Georgia. In total, 327 miles of 46 roads will have some level of restriping or raised pavement markers installed at a cost of about $1.36 million, according to the release.
Messages left with Peek Pavement were not immediately returned Thursday and Friday.
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