Johns Creek wants to hear your opinion on a proposed roundabout

Traffic cones. (File photo)
Traffic cones. (File photo)

The city of Johns Creek is interested in what people think of a roundabout that would be near the Chattahoochee River.

There will be a community meeting at 6 p.m. at the Park Place senior center, 3125 Old Alabama Road, inside Newtown Park, about the roundabout proposed for Barnwell Road and Rivermont Parkway.

The roadwork is part of a larger effort to improve safety along Barnwell Road, a two-lane road that stretches 2.5 miles between Holcomb Bridge and Jones Bridge roads.

The Johns Creek website said Barnwell spans eight subdivisions, a shopping center, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Rivermont Park and Barnwell Elmentary School.

The city said it hopes the proposed roundabout will improve traffic flow along with safety near access points for the Rivermont Country Club and the Chattahoochee National Recreation Center.

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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.

During the meeting, city staff will present a proposed concept design and “residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed intersection improvements,” according to a city announcement.

Learn more about the larger Barnwell project here.

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