After roundabout consideration, N. Fulton city opts for 4-way signal

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Video technology will be installed at Old National Highway and Interstates 85/285, the city of College Park said.

Roundabout haters can rejoice.

At a Sandy Springs intersection, the city council has decided to install a four-way signal instead of the concrete contraption.

Following comment from the public, Sandy Springs leaders decided on the matter involving the intersection of Spalding Drive, Trowbridge Road and Dalrymple Road at a work session on June 20.

One of the main reasons council members opted for a signal over a roundabout is the cost. City officials said the signal is about $1 million cheaper to install.

“The traffic signal alternative was recommended for a variety of reasons,” said Sandy Springs spokeswoman Sharon Kraun. “It was the overwhelming preferred alternative, it addresses traffic congestion and safety at the intersection, as well as requires less right-of-way and has a lower overall cost.”

Kraun added that the project could be finished by May 2018.

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