Cherokee County motorists can expect to see multiple closures on sections of Union Hill Road due to roadway improvement projects set to begin next week.
The Cherokee County Roadway Capital Program announced that starting on May 30, and continuing through July 31, Union Hill Road (South) at the intersection with Lower Union Hill Road will be closed to through traffic.
This closure is necessary to facilitate an intersection improvement project, which includes the construction of a roundabout. During this period, Union Hill Road (North) to Lower Union Hill Road will remain open with flagging operations in place, allowing for controlled traffic flow. Old Jones will also remain open to traffic.
To ensure the smooth flow of traffic and provide alternative routes, a posted detour will be in effect throughout the construction period. The designated detour route will guide motorists via Arbor Hill Road, Gaddis Road, and East Cherokee Drive.
For any inquiries related to the detour, please contact the Cherokee County Roadway Capital Program at (678) 493-6077.
In addition to the aforementioned closure, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will also be closing Union Hill Road at Highway 20 starting May 30, as part of the Highway 20 widening project.
GDOT will include a posted detour routing motorists via East Cherokee Drive around to Highway 20.
Construction of the roundabout at Union Hill Road and Lower Union Hill Road is scheduled to conclude by Aug. 1 while GDOT's closure at Union Hill Road and Highway 20 will remain in effect for a duration of 90 days.
The simultaneous closures may result in compounded accessibility issues in the area. Motorists should take note of these closures and plan their routes accordingly.