Alpharetta set to spend $4M building two roundabouts

Alpharetta will soon begin building two new roundabouts.

Crews will start building roundabouts on Bethany Road at the intersections with Mayfield and Mid Broadwell roads on Aug. 12, the city said.

The roundabouts will take about a year to finish will cost about $4 million of the Transportation Local Options Sales Tax (TSPLOST) funds approved by voters in 2016.

Alpharetta’s public works director Pete Sewczwicz said the intersections at Mayfield and Mid Broadwell “see considerable traffic during the morning and evening commute periods, and a high number of vehicles are making left turns at these locations.”

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The roundabouts are being built to alleviate the traffic and make those left turns easier.

Roundabouts became all the rage in traffic calming in Georgia a few years ago. In the decade after 2005, more than 145 roundabouts were built throughout the state.

There will be no road closures because of this construction, but motorists should expect travel delays and occasional, temporary lane closures.

The work is being timed so that nearby Rucker Road, which has been closed to through-traffic since late May, will reopen before this roundabout construction begins.

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