Photo illustration depicts a reconstructed intersection and related work at Oxbo Road and Atlanta Street (Ga. 9) in Roswell. The City Council has awarded a $5.96 million contract for the project to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. CITY OF ROSWELL

Roswell awards $5.9M Oxbo intersection contract

The Roswell City Council has awarded a $5.96 million construction contract to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. to redo the intersection of Atlanta Street (Ga. 9) and Oxbo Road.

While Snell’s bid was the second-lowest of five bids received, the lowest bidder (at $5.68 million) had unresolved issues stemming from two prior city projects, staff said in a report to the council. Staff recommended awarding the work to Snell due to those issues and “the size, complexity and importance of this TSPLOST project.”

Oxbo Road and Oxbo Drive will be realigned to eliminate their staggered intersection with Atlanta; and Oxbo Drive will be converted into a two-way street between Atlanta and Mimosa Boulevard, according to project plans.

Plans also call for new turn lanes and a new traffic signal at Oxbo and Atlanta; extending Elm Street from its existing terminus at Maple Street to the intersection of Oxbo and Pleasant Hill Street; and turning Pleasant Hill into a two-way street between Oxbo and Oak Street.

The work will impact a stream, and the council in related action approved spending up to $53,100 to buy stream credits from a mitigation bank so Roswell can obtain a permit for the project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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