Two engineering consulting firms have been tasked by Cherokee County with designing traffic improvements for the intersections of Pinecrest and New Light roads with Univeter Road near Holly Springs. AJC FILE

Cherokee to spend $50K on Univeter roadwork plans

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has approved design contracts totaling more than $50,000 to improve two “T” intersections of Univeter Road east of Holly Springs.

The county awarded a $25,970 contract to MaesAwyr LLC to plan improvements to the intersection of Univeter and Pinecrest Road. While the intersection’s traffic volume does not meet the minimum for a traffic signal, it could use such improvements as a channelized right-turn lane from Pinecrest and a left-turn lane from Univeter, staff said in a report to commissioners.

Commissioners also approved a $25,000 contract to Southeastern Engineering Inc. to design intersection improvements for Univeter at New Light Road. A traffic study found the intersection had sufficient volume to install a signal.

Southeastern is to evaluate the study findings and recommend the best solution — a signal and associated turn lanes, or a roundabout, based on existing roadway geometry, utilities, rights of way and total project cost, staff said.

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