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DOT Says Watch For Roadwork

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. – A Georgia DOT maintenance crew begins today its work on sealing the cracks on the surface of State Route (SR) 1/US 27 in Chattooga County.  Work will proceed daily Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Pavement expands and contracts with seasonal temperature changes. This movement can and does cause the surface of the roadway to crack, allowing water to seep into the road bed. Water is the most destructive element to pavement and it has to be prevented from entering the roadway base and sub-base.  Sealing the cracks with a flexible rubberized asphalt that bonds to the crack walls and moves with the pavement prevents water intrusion. As part of Georgia DOT pavement management/maintenance system, crack sealing helps to reduce pavement deterioration by restricting water penetration into underlying base and sub-base layers. This restriction helps to maintain pavement structural capacity and limits future degradation. Sealing cracks and joints in pavements thus extends the service life of the roadway surface and pavement.

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  1. Lee Majors on December 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Highway 27 and 48 both needs to be resurfaced with new pavement not feel in the cracks. State needs to spend a little money in northwest Georgia instead of spending in and around Atlanta. We pay taxes also. Don’t look our representatives care about getting something done in our area. Just my opinion .

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