Status (updated 8/15/18) Construction clearing began 8/3/18. Relocation of utilities must be completed before intersection improvements can begin.
This intersection of Freemanville at Providence was identified in the 2009 Milton Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) as priority/key intersection improvement.
In 2014, the City began the concept phase that was a combined study with the Freemanville at Birmingham intersection. The Concept phase included public involvement and development of concept alternatives for intersection improvements at both locations. The design phase was put on hold until the completion of the 2016 Milton Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update and the results of the 2016 Fulton County Transportation Special Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) referendum. The passage of 2016 TSPLOST allowed for the Freemanville at Providence intersection to continue with local funds while the new tax funding would address other priority projects identified in the 2016 CTP.
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: The intersection is 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 the intersection and to develop a list of alternative concepts that have the potential to improve conditions. 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
Alternative 4 – Install a traffic signal at intersection and widen to include appropriate turn lanes
Considerations for selection of the preferred alternative(s) include impacts to vehicle delays, impacts to existing land parcels, and maintenance and construction costs.
The roundabout alternative was selected and design work began in late 2016. The concept plan was adjusted to accommodate current traffic volumes and new traffic patterns through a roundabout peer review. Right of way acquisition began in 2017 and construction contract was approved on June 4, 2018.
Roundabout for Freemanville at Providence layout including landscape plan can be viewed HERE.