Traffic alert: New roundabout to debut in Milton

Drivers in Milton will notice something different at the intersection of Birmingham Highway and Heritage Walk on Thursday.

On that day, a new roundabout in the intersection will be operational, and a new traffic pattern will be in effect, according to an email from the city of Milton. Message boards near the intersection alert drivers to the new traffic pattern.

This project began forming in 2009 when the city received approval from GDOT to begin developing a concept for improving the intersection. In 2011, the city commissioned a study for the Crabapple area, in an effort to solve traffic problems.

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GDOT approved a concept report in 2012, the city acquired the right of way near the intersection, and final plans were completed in 2015. Construction began in 2016.

There is still some work to be done on the project, including the installation of lights and sidewalks, leveling and paving. There will be some additional concrete work and clean up on Heritage Walk before it completely opens from Crabapple Road to Birmingham Highway.

Turn lane and sidewalk work is also underway near the Crabapple Crossroads traffic signal.

The project is expected to be completed in August.

A map of the project in Milton connecting Crabapple Road to Birmingham Highway.

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