GDOT open house for McDonough dual roundabouts

The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback and comments on two proposed roundabouts in downtown McDonough. The project proposes to construct dual roundabouts on state route 20 — one each at the intersections of Lawrenceville Street and McGarity Road.

GDOT is accepting comments through Wednesday, April 21. Visit here to submit comments!

In addition, an online open house is available with project info. The info is similar to the material presented below.

About the Project

The project proposes to construct two roundabouts at the intersections of SR 20 and Lawrenceville Street, and SR 20 at McGarity Road. A divided center median on Georgia 20 will connect the two intersections. Finally, Fairview Drive will become right-in / right-out access off Georgia 20.

Each roundabout features a 140’ inside diameter with a design speed of 20 miles per hour. The project will construct truck aprons measuring 17’ in width (access at McGarity Road) and 12.5’ (Lawrenceville Street). Additional truck aprons will also be provided for right-hand turning vehicles from either side street to state route 20.

New sidewalks are also part of the project. Sidewalks will be installed along both sides of the roadway within project limits.

The project is on the state’s schedule to let in November 2021. Roadwork will follow in early 2022. It is estimated to last eighteen months.

Total estimated project costs equal $6.89 million dollars, to include $3.86 million for construction. Georgia DOT approved the location & design for the project in December 2020.

Featured image shows concept layout of state route 20 dual roundabouts. Photo credit Georgia DOT.

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