Lanes are closed on both sides of the road, causing quite a few backups throughout the day Friday.
Tim Grizzard, Carrollton’s assistant city manager, said he’s seen motorists avoid the area over the past few days.
“I’ve seen a lot of people taking a different route,” Grizzard said. “Lots are bypassing that whole area by taking Hay’s Mill Road or Oak Grove Church Road.”
Grizzard made sure to note that the southbound entrance to the bypass, heading toward Bowdon Highway, is still open.
The $6 million project that includes the reconstruction of the Highways 166 and 27 interchange is expected to be complete in November 2013.
The reason for the reconstruction and widening, a representative from the Georgia Department of Transportation said, is to reduce congestion on the overpass for vehicles turning left onto the bypass ramp.
State Transportation Improvement Program funds are being used for the project.