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Roadway roundup: Traffic shift coming to Main Street in Thomson

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Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 4:10 PM EST
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THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Main Street drivers will notice a Thomson-area traffic shift Tuesday on Main Street from Gordon Street to Wilson Street, allowing Reeves Construction to complete staged drainage improvements.

The shift starts at 9 a.m. and should be complete by 4 p.m. This reduces travel lanes to one in each direction and the speed limit to 25 mph until further notice.

Keys of the traffic change include:

  • Northbound traffic beginning north of Gordon Street will shift to the outside lane.
  • Southbound traffic will shift south of Wilson Street to an alternate lane.

This work is Transportation Investment Act-funded drainage, pedestrian and roadway resurfacing on State Highway 17/Main Street in downtown Thomson.

This McDuffie County-area contract features stormwater system enhancements along Main Street from White Oak Road to Harrison Road with new shoulders with curb and gutter and 5-foot sidewalks.

To make the best use of state dollars, the Georgia Department of Transportation combined the TIA-assigned work with maintenance resurfacing.

Work is expected to be finished by early summer 2022.

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