County officials did not say what is filming in the area this weekend.
Photo: AJC file
Photo: AJC file

New roundabout among weekend projects affecting Milton traffic

The city of Milton announced Friday that it is making use of the lovely weather in the forecast this weekend to work on the city’s roads.

The projects include the roundabout at Freemanville and Providence roads, an “emergency bridge repair” on Hamby Road and raised crosswalks on Heritage Walk Road.

The roundabout project was estimated in a report to cost just under $2 million of funds from the $37 million Transportation Special Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST, in 2016.

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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.

The city said Friday it would be laying portions of asphalt on the roundabout over the weekend, adding that weather and relocating utility equipment have both slowed the project the last several weeks. Motorists should avoid the area.

For the Hamby Road bridge, crews will repair the guardrail, requiring a lane closure Saturday and flaggers directing traffic.

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Heritage Walk will remain closed as crews install three raised crosswalks. That project is part of the larger Crabapple Road pedestrian improvements taking place.

Many people illegally cross Crabapple in the middle of the street “because of the lack of crosswalks at intersections,” according to presentation to the City Council in April 2018.

Here’s a map of the locations for those proposed raised sidewalks/speed tables.

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