Buzz: As gas prices rise, Floyd’s average still under $1.60 a gallon. Hydrant flow testing in the downtown Rome begins Wednesday. Road closure. DOT suspends highway work over holiday.

Buzz: As gas prices rise, Floyd’s average still under $1.60 a gallon. Hydrant flow testing in the downtown Rome begins Wednesday. Road closure. DOT suspends highway work over holiday.

Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago.  Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.66 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 2 cents less than last month, and 99 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $24.90 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $16.20 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“Pump prices are fluctuating throughout the country as demand increases and gasoline stocks decrease,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The boost in demand continues to push pump prices up around the country, as more states re-open businesses.”

Local gas prices as of Monday:

  • Floyd: $1.59 per gallon.
  • Bartow: $1.64 a gallon.
  • Gordon: $1.66 a gallon.
  • Polk: $1.67 a gallon.
  • Chattooga: $1.67 a gallon.

Dempsey Road in the Model community will be closed starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday for two days through May 20 at 4 p.m. This closure will be necessary to repair a failed cross drain. The construction zone will be at 31 Dempsey Road and all traffic will need to use Bert Road to the north and south to avoid the construction zone.


Georgia DOT to ease highway construction over Memorial Day break: To ease potential Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 22,  through 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, on Interstate highways and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers. Georgia welcome centers are not currently open to the public for services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, restrooms at welcome centers and rest areas throughout the state are open, operational and routinely deep cleaned throughout the day. From time to time a rest area facility may be closed temporarily for service. The public is urged to use continued caution when visiting public spaces, practice social distancing and follow the public health guidelines set forth by state and local agencies, as well as act courteously to fellow travelers.


 


 

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