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Asphalt repair continues on Hwy. 53


      JASPER, Ga. - Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route (SR) 53 in Pickens County that a maintenance crew will resume this morning its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway.  Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will force pacing traffic on the state route. This maintenance operation and the lane closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.
      It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities such as deep patching, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement. The technique is much less expensive than other methods. As used by GDOT, deep patching provides a reasonable measure of roadway repairs and reduces maintenance costs.  
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