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Road Construction begin on SR 6 in Hamilton County Madison County Line


Jasper – A 13-mile long stretch of U.S. 41 is set to be resurfaced between Jasper and the Madison County line with work beginning in early March.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) resurfacing project extends between U.S. 41 west of Jasper and the Madison County line at the Withlacoochee River. FDOT hired The Scruggs Company of Hahira, Georgia to do the work at a cost of $4.1 million.

The resurfacing will occur in two layers with the last layer coming toward the end of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of this summer, weather permitting. Motorists may encounter uneven pavement until the final layer of asphalt is placed. The interchange at Interstate 75, which was recently resurfaced, is not included in this current resurfacing.

Other work includes installing new drainage pipes at County Road 751 and replacing vehicle counting sensors just west of County Road 141. Also, various driveways and side street entrances will be repaved and guardrail will be replaced at various locations in the project limits. Mailboxes in the work area between Southwest 35th Avenue and U.S. 41 will be replaced with break-away posts to meet current safety standards.

Lane closures are scheduled weekdays after 8:30 a.m. with some weekend lane closures possible. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present in the work zone.

Traffic entering State Road 6 during lane closures when flaggers are not present should only enter the roadway when traffic is headed in the same direction they wish to travel.

An average of 1,800 vehicles travel each day on this section of State Road 6 which was last resurfaced in 1998.

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