New State GDOT Project to Widen 2nd Avenue

March 29th, 2022 – 4:10 PM

Press Release –

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to create 4 lanes on 2nd Avenue from the Oostanaula River north to Turner McCall Boulevard.

Two lanes will run in each direction separated by a median that allows for turn lanes into the Atrium Health Floyd campus and Heritage Park.

The split in the road at the intersection will be eliminated. Traffic from downtown will be directed to Martha Berry Boulevard or to turn lanes for Turner McCall or Shorter Avenue.

Today, all of the Leyland Cypress trees located on Second Avenue at the end of Barron Stadium are being removed because they are on the right-of-way for the Second Avenue widening project, which is slated to be bid out sometime after July 1.

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