Roswell is set to temporarily close Pleasant Hill Street in the historic district to move a building and prepare for the proposed realignment of nearby Oxbo Road. GOOGLE MAPS

Roswell to close street, move historic building

Pleasant Hill Street between Oxbo Road and Pleasant Avenue in the Roswell Historic District will be temporarily closed for several days to prepare for road construction and relocate a local landmark, the city announced.

Depending on clear days, the closure will take place sometime between Monday, April 22, and Friday, May 3, according to the announcement. Drivers should use Atlanta Street (Ga. 9) or Grimes Bridge Road as an alternate.

One structure at 30 Pleasant Hill will be removed, and another at 20 Oxbo – a historic building known as Doc’s Café, to be preserved – will take its place, officials said. The cafe may need to be temporarily moved to behind the old Roswell Hardware Store on Oxbo while its new site is being prepared.

The work is in preparation for the Oxbo Road Intersection Improvement Project to realign Oxbo Road and Oxbo Drive and eliminate a staggered intersection at Atlanta Street, officials said. Road construction is expected to start late this summer.

Plans also call for converting Oxbo Drive to a two-way street between Mimosa Boulevard and Atlanta Street, linking Pleasant Hill and Elm streets, and adding turn lanes and traffic signals.

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