clear
Thursday October 19th, 2017 3:21AM

Georgia DOT plans safety improvements to roads in Hall, Lumpkin, Elbert counties

By AccessWDUN staff

Safety improvements to a number of local roads in Hall, Lumpkin and Elbert counties have been approved by the state Department of Transportation.  In addition, Gwinnett County will be the site of the state's second continuous flow intersection, the first having been finished earlier this year on Georgia 400 in Dawson County.

“Fatalities on Georgia’s roads are up 33 percent in the last two years and over a third occur on local roads,” Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry said. “Reducing these fatalities requires a continued investment in safety enhancements. I am pleased that GDOT can assist local governments with funding for these critical projects through our Off-System Safety Program.”

The safety improvement projects in northeast Georgia include:

Hall County - Signing and pavement marking upgrades on sections of Hog Mountain and Ridge roads, Stephens, Chestatee, Union Church, Bryant Quarter, Ransom Free and East Hall roads.

Lumpkin - 4.88 miles of signing, pavement marking upgrades and shoulder rehabilitation on Old Dahlonega Highway and Camp Wahsega Road.

Elbert - Signing and pavement marking upgrades at 32 locations.

The continuous flow intersection in Gwinnett is planned on US 78/SR 10 at SR 124. The project will convert the existing signalized intersection to allow drivers to make left turns before the two roads cross. GDOT says relocating left turn movements from the center of the intersection to the side reduces the potential for angle type crashes and should provide congestion relief and reduce travel delay.  In addition, construction costs are lower because there are no ramps or overpasses to build.

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Georgia Department of Transportation, Continuous Flow Intersection, traffic safety
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Georgia DOT plans safety improvements to roads in Hall, Lumpkin, Elbert counties
Safety improvements to a number of local roads in Hall, Lumpkin and Elbert counties have been approved by the state Department of Transportation.
6:00AM ( 4 minutes ago )
Hall County Extension Service Coordinator receives national award
Michael Wheeler, Hall County Extension Coordinator, recently received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.
5:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Demorest issues Boil Water Advisory for many customers
A major water main break on Hazel Creek Road near Mt. Airy about noon Saturday has prompted Demorest to issue a Boil Water Advisory.
9:53PM ( 8 hours ago )
Local/State News
Single lane closure planned Tuesday through Thursday on US 129 in Jackson County
The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing a single lane of US 129/SR 11 in Jackson County starting Tuesday as crews relocate utility lines in the area.
8:15AM ( 4 days ago )
Helen officials open sole bid for pedestrian bridge construction
When Helen officials gathered at city hall Thursday to witness the opening of bids for the pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River along Ga. 75 (Main Street), they learned only one firm submitted a bid.
8:02PM ( 3 weeks ago )
Single-lane closures planned tonight on Dawsonville Highway
Single-lane closures are planned tonight on Dawsonville Highway (Ga. 53) as work continues on the new bridge at the Hall-Forsyth county line.
8:39AM ( 3 weeks ago )
State DOT to close section of Jackson Co. road for 90 days for culvert replacement
A section of a road in Jackson County will be closed for up to 90 days starting Monday for replacement of a 79-year-old culvert.
By AccessWDUN staff
3:00PM ( 3 weeks ago )
DOT: Single lane closures through Wednesday on State Route 20
The Georgia Department of transportation will close a single lane of State Route 20 in Gwinnett County as part of the widening project Monday through Wednesday.
8:23AM ( 1 month ago )