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Traffic pattern to shift on Mike Padgett Highway starting Sunday

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Crews will shift traffic on Mike Padgett Highway to one lane in each direction starting at 8 a.m. Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

The length of the shift is about 4.87 miles, beginning just south of Bennock Mill Road and extending north of Tobacco Road. 

The speed limit will be reduced to 35 miles per hour in this construction zone. 

The traffic shift will allow the contractor to begin the widening and reconstruction of Mike Padgett Highway, including the construction of two bridges.

GDOT officials say drivers should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes if possible.

They're also asking motorists to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in all work zones.

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