Milton Wants Public Comment on Hopewell-Birmingham Intersection

The two concepts being presented include turn lanes and a roundabout.

How would you improve the Hopewell-Birmingham intersection? The city of Milton has some alternatives and wants comments from residents on these proposed plans.

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.

If you prefer personal contact and want to ask questions directly, take advantage of the open house on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5-6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Milton City Hall.

Following the open house, the Milton City Council will hold its monthly work session, during which there will be an agenda item for a presentation on the intersection improvements.

"We hope you will take advantage of one of these opportunities to let the city know your view of the proposals," said Leaders.

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





Kellie October 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
I live north of this intersection and it is very dangerous. Aside from the many accidents that happen there, there are probably twice as many near accidents, as has happened to me. Well meaning people heading north on Hopewell like to wave out cars from Birmingham, who then do not look to see that there are cars coming south on Hopewell. I like the roundabout idea. I think it will help the problem while keeping the traffic moving.
Anoy Mous October 23, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Clearly this intersection needs to be improved. However, the surprise here is that they are including additional turning lanes and a new road for the old house at the corner. I believe I've read that this will be renovated into a senior center or community center. Is it necessary to have turning lanes into a small house that will hold few people?


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