Braselton Roundabout Project Proposal seeking Public Comment
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is seeking feedback about a proposed solution to reduce crashes and speed at the intersection of State Route (SR) 53, County Road (CR) 181/Ednaville Road and (CR) 433/New Cut Road. The public comment period ends Oct. 4 for the virtual project open house. Citizens are encouraged to visit the virtual Public Information Open House (PIOH) webpage and fill out the short survey for comments to be recorded. This project proposes to replace the existing two-way stop with an oval shaped roundabout at the intersection where CR 433/New Cut Road and CR 181/Ednaville Road meets SR 53 in Jackson County, Georgia. Crash data from 2014-2019 show this intersection has experienced a total of 70 crashes, 26 of which involved angle collisions, 27 involved read-end collisions, and 22 involved injuries. CR 433/New Cut Road and CR 181/Ednaville Road are offset from each other to reduce crash severity and frequency. There are no existing sidewalks or pedestrian accommodations. The purpose of this virtual meeting is to replace an in-person meeting, while allowing the Department to provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposed project, provide feedback, or write in with questions. In keeping with Governor Brian Kemp’s directive to keep state government agencies functioning as Georgia combats the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia DOT is moving forward by placing project information for review and feedback into an internet platform to comply with social distancing and avoiding crowds of 10+ people. We appreciate your participation in this process. Information on the proposed project can be found at http://www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach, then go to “Upcoming Public Meetings” or “Recently Held Public Meetings.” Select the “View Info” button under “SR 53 at County Road (CR) 433/New Cut Road and CR 181/Ednaville Road: Intersection Improvements” Once on the project page, read the information, scroll to the bottom and click on “PI #0016065: Your comments are important to us!” and comment.” Materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities are available by contacting Georgia DOT’s district planning and programming engineer Kim Coley at (770)533-2051. Comments will be accepted concerning this project until Monday, October 4, 2021. Written statements may be submitted to:
Mr. Eric. Duff
State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Provide feedback about our proposed solution as well as information about any resources important to you or to the community. Are there events that future construction may affect once it begins? After public input is received through this website, the feedback will be assessed and revisions may occur to the proposed plan initially brought to the public. The project alignment would be refined further in the preliminary design phase based on comments received. If major changes occur to what was previously shown to the community, additional public outreach would occur. If no major changes are proposed, the project would advance to right-of-way acquisition and into final design. After all right-of-way acquisition occurs, project design is finalized, and the project would advance to construction. Message boards will give drivers advance notice of the upcoming traffic pacing and lane closures. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use signed detours, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.