FORSYTH CO., Ga. -- It's going to be a frustrating fall for many when a 3-mile section of Buford Dam Road is closed for a stimulus funded repaving project.
For five weeks beginning October 4, The Army Corps of Engineers will close their section of Buford Dam Road that crosses Lake Lanier. $1.2-million in federal stimulus funds will pay for a fresh coat of asphalt.
It is one of three road projects along the busy road that will overlap between now and the end of fall. There are estimates than 10,000 people use Buford Dam Road each day.
"I don't like the inconvenience," said Herb Stuhler, whose home is just west of where the section of Buford Dam Road will close.
Come October, Stuhler won't be able to turn right out of his subdivision to head toward Gwinnett County to visit family. He'll have to take a winding route to Highway 20.