Henry Minutes April 20, 2021

StreetView photo of SR 155 at Greenwood Industrial (Google photo)

In today’s Henry Minutes, I cover updates on three intersection improvements. Henry County recently posted bid packages for two projects. Georgia DOT also awarded construction for a roundabout. Henry Minutes is a collection of news from around Henry County.

Signs & Striping plan (Kimley-Horn photo)

SR 155 at Greenwood Industrial

Henry County is now accepting bids on construction at state route 155 and Greenwood Industrial. The project plans to add a traffic signal. SPLOST V funds in district two are funding the work.

Bids are due from qualified vendors by Wednesday, May 5, at 3 pm. The BOC should consider awarding a contract in either late May or early June. The chosen contractor will have 180 days to complete the project.

Henry County awarded a design contract to Kimley-Horn in October 2020. Kimley-Horn completed the design plans in March. The project is able to move into construction quickly because Georgia DOT previously completed a traffic study at the location. All intersection improvements on state highways require the state’s approval beforehand.

Signage plans (Kimley-Horn photo)

SR 20 at Turner Church Road

In addition, Henry County is accepting bids to build a roundabout at state route 20 and Turner Church Road. Bids are also due on May 5.

Nearby residents advocated for improvements following the re-alignment of Turner Church Road in 2019. The location saw an increase in the number of accidents after the re-alignment. A four-way stop was installed as a temporary measure. Later, GDOT installed the present-day traffic signal. Both were in preparation for the roundabout project.

Funds for the project were included in SPLOST V. Georgia DOT also contributed $500,000 towards build costs.

SR 155 at Panola Road

Finally, Georgia DOT awarded the construction bid for a local roundabout on Friday, April 16. The project is at the intersection of SR 155 and Panola Road.

CMES, Inc. of Norcross, GA submitted the low bid of $2,996,719.30. The estimated completion date is May 31, 2022.

Though more expensive than other roundabouts, the project includes lane improvements in the immediate vicinity. Construction will extend the existing five-lane cross section further south along SR 155. When complete, it will start at Panola Road.

The roundabout will also support two left-hand turning lanes from Panola Road to SR 155 northbound.

Featured image shows SR 155 at Greenwood Industrial. Credit Google StreetView.

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