Road work to continue for foreseeable future on Highway 27 at Taylor’s Ridge

January 13th, 2022 – 12:00 PM

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(Via WZQZ Radio) Commuters between Summerville and Rome on Highway 27 at Taylor’s Ridge will continue to see workers for quite some time

The ongoing project to stabilize the roadway isn’t going to be finished anytime soon.

Joe Schulman with the Georgia Department of Transportation told WZQZ News that the road work will be continuing for the foreseeable future.

The Georgia DOT says, “Phase I was an interim project to help stabilize the southern slope on Taylor’s Ridge located on SR 1/US 27 in Chattooga County just east of Summerville.  The project installed longitudinal roadway drainage and horizontal drains to help remove water from the soil.  Phase II will construct a wall on the southern slope and possibly the northern slope to stabilize the slopes.  The geotechnical work is underway to determine the number, type, and locations of the walls needed.”

The actual construction work won’t begin until at least 2023.

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