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Tell Milton What You Think of its Hopewell-Birmingham Roads Intersection Plans Today

Milton City Council plans to discuss the concept plans in a meeting that follows the open house at 5 p.m.

What's better, a roundabout or turn lanes with a traffic signal? Milton will let city residents study and comment on two concepts for improvements to the Hopewell-Birmingham roads intersection late this afternoon in an open house. City Council will immediately discuss the intersection in a work session that follows the open house.

Public Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 5-6 p.m. – Open House
  • 6 p.m.  – Milton City Council Work Session
  • Milton City Council Chambers

The two concepts being presented as change include turn signals with a traffic signal and a roundabout.

The intersection's lack of left turn lanes causes delays, said Sara Leaders, traffic engineer for the city. Sight distance issues caused by the steep grade also are a problem. And the large number of left turning vehicles on Hopewell as well is a huge issue, she said.

View the concept alternatives for the intersection improvements – and see the current status of the intersection – in the pdf files that accompany this article. Or visit online, where the city plans to add more project information, displays and traffic simulations.

A comment form also can be found on the site that sends results directly to Leaders.

For more information on this project on the public meeting, email Sara Leaders or call her at 678-242-2559.

Mr B November 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Please a roundabout . They flow traffic better and are safer . ( Less chance of a serious accident like a head on accident or being T boned ) . Use no lights so save power , and work if there is a power outage . Also no wasting gas sitting at a red light when there is no other traffic . A much better solution than a light .
Marlene Von Duyke November 14, 2012 at 02:32 PM
The roundabout constructed on Warsaw Street and Grimes Bridge Rd in Roswell has worked extremely well. Traffic consistantly moves and cars do not stop for more than a few seconds. This concept has been used in Europe for years and continues to be successful.
Kris November 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I live in Alpharetta, and we have a roundabout located at Douglas Road and Southlake Drive. It's very effective for traffic flow and very pleasing to look at. No utility lines for the traffic light -- which keeps the area looking rural and picturesque. For those readers who aren't familiar with a roundabout, you might want to check out this roundabout.
the dog house November 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The folks in this area are definitly not smart enought to handle a roundabout. most will come to a compelte stop and sit confounded. you need to keep it much more structured. they cant adapt.
No Name November 15, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Please do the same at the Birmingham and Providence crossroads. It's very dangerous.

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