Red light goes up on Senoia’s Broad St.

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 4:06pm
By: Ben Nelms

Increased traffic in Senoia along Ga. Highway 16 at the intersection of Broad Street and Luther Bailey Road is about to undergo a transformation.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun work to install a traffic signal and left-turn lanes on all sides of the intersection.

GDOT Communications Officer Craig Solomon said the intersection improvement was due to the increased volume of traffic, including truck traffic, being experienced in Senoia.

He said the year-long intersection improvement will result in the installation of a traffic light and left turn lanes on all corners to help ease traffic congestion.

The current roadway should be wide enough to handle the addition of turn lanes, though installing the turn lane on Broad Street will require that at least a portion of the median be removed, he said.

Solomon said single-lane closures will be scheduled sporadically as they are called for during the intersection improvement project. The project is anticipated to be completed in September 2010.

Solomon reminded motorists to reduce speeds and use extreme caution as they travel through this construction work zone. Message signs, barrels, cones, and flaggers will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes and direct traffic. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, Solomon said.

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