R-cut lanes are meant to improve both traffic flow and safety in areas where minor roads intersect with major ones without a traffic signal. Courtesy GDOT

Two intersection changes planned for Peachtree City

Based on recommendations from a 2019 traffic study, Peachtree City has given the go-ahead for the installation of new turn lanes along Ga. 54 at two sites.

The City Council voted 5-0 on Thursday to authorize $71,570 for construction of R-cut turning lanes where Ga. 54 intersects with Dan Lakly Drive (at the Peachtree Crossings shopping center) and further east at Governors Square, near where more commercial and residential development is planned. R-cut lanes restrict traffic turning from a minor road onto a major one to prevent vehicles from crossing multiple lanes without a signal; dedicated U-turn lanes allow traffic to change direction on the major road more safely. Similar R-cut lanes have already been installed along Ga. 74 in the Kedron area to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents.

The Georgia Department of Transportation designed and solicited bids for these two Ga. 54 projects, and the city previously designated 2017 SPLOST funds for multiple improvements along Ga. 54 and 74.

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