Work was scheduled to begin this week on the long-awaited cable barrier project on Interstate 85.
The safety project, designed to stop crossover accidents in which vehicles traveling in one direction cross the median and run head-on into vehicles traveling the opposite direction, will run from State Route 20 in Gwinnett County to the Franklin County line.
Multiple strands of steel cable are placed to direct out-of-control vehicles away from the opposite lanes. In some areas, conventional guard rails will also be installed.
No lanes will be closed for the work, which is due to be completed by April 30, 2009, and will cost $6.5 million.