Freemanville at Birmingham

Status (updated 2/5/19) Consultant selection underway for design services for intersection improvement

On November 8, 2016, citizens throughout Fulton County approved a Transportation Special Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST). This 0.75% (3/4 cent), five-year referendum is estimated to bring a projected $37 million to the City of Milton to fund transportation projects. Freemanville at Birmingham (Project MIL-004) was identified as a Tier 1 project to be funded with the tax with schedule to be determined with implementation plan. The next phase of the project is to update the 2014 concept study to determine improvement.

This intersection was identified in the 2009 Milton Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) as priority/key intersection improvement.

The concept phase was a combined study with the Freemanville at Providence intersection. The Concept phase included public involvement, development of concept alternatives for intersection improvements at both locations, and conducted a Survey of the corridor.

A Concept Report is complete including a recommended alternative.

A Public Information Open House was held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Milton City Hall Council Chambers.

Alternatives: Both intersections are currently controlled by four-way stop signs which are causing undesirable delays and congestion for drivers during the morning and afternoon peak rush hours. The City of Milton and its consultant, Pond & Company, have worked together to study the traffic at each intersection and to develop a list of alternative concepts that have the potential to improve conditions at each location. Four alternatives were selected for study:

Alternative 1 – No Build

Alternative 2 – Retain the four-way stop sign control and add right turn lanes

Alternative 3 – Reconstruct the intersection into roundabout

Freemanville at Birmingham Roundabout Concept

Alternative 4 – Install a traffic signal at intersection and widen to include appropriate turn lanes

Freemanville at Birmingham Signal Concept

Considerations for selection of the preferred alternative(s) include impacts to vehicle delays, impacts to existing land parcels, and maintenance and construction costs.