Paving to begin on Popp’s Ferry project

Construction workers on the Popp’s Ferry Road widening project expect to begin laying asphalt on sections of a new temporary traffic lane next week, which will require temporary lane closures for sections of the roadway.

The temporary lane to help move traffic during construction is expected to be in place from north of the causeway to near Jam Lane around the first week in September.

On Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., workers are scheduled to lay asphalt for the temporary lane from Vee Street to North Country Club Lane. A lane-closure of 75 to 100 yards will be required in the area where paving is taking place. Two-way traffic will be in place for the remainder of Popp’s Ferry Road.

On Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., asphalt will be laid from Sunkist Country Club Drive to Causeway Drive, and on Wednesday, no lane closures are expected, but contractors will be working near the shoulder of the roadway, which may slow traffic.

Flagmen will be positioned near the construction site to help keep traffic moving safely, but motorists are advised to consider using an alternate route to avoid traffic slowdowns.

“All of this work will be ‘weather permitting,’” said Project Manager Todd Bradford of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co “We’ve had a good bit of rain in recent weeks, but, with all the hard work from the contractor, we have been able to keep this project on schedule.”