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Multiple road work projects to begin this summer in Milton
by Nicole Dow
July 16, 2013 12:32 PM | 2457 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Milton motorists should be prepared to deal with road work this summer as contractors get started on intersection improvement, road reconstruction, road resurfacing, bridge repair and signalization projects.

Mayor Joe Lockwood and the Milton City Council awarded a $2.5 million contract to Baldwin Paving Company Monday for paving and reconstruction on 21 roads.

Portions of Hamby, Dinsmore and Bethany roads will undergo full depth reclamation. Paving projects will take place on five non-subdivision and 13 subdivision roads: Henderson Road, Mountain Road, Wilkie Road, Cogburn Road, Green Road, Lexington Place Lane, Providence Lake Drive, Buckland Run, Double Creek Lane, Uplands Court, Glendalough Court, Kiltirnan Court, Bray Court, Petersford Way, Croyton Terrace, Cannongate Court, Berkshire Lane and Wystead Court.

Public Works Director Carter Lucas said it is likely the city’s major road reconstruction projects will conclude with this year’s work.

“I would think next year we probably won’t reconstruct any [roads],” he said. “We’ll be in a paving and preservation mode next year.”

“I look forward to getting to a management stage rather than a constant rebuild stage,” said Councilwoman Karen Thurman.

On Monday, Lockwood and the city council also awarded a $786,606 contract to Baldwin Paving Company for the construction of a roundabout at the Hopewell-Francis-Cogburn Road intersection.

The project has been designed to improve the traffic congestion at what is currently a four-way stop. Lucas said work will start in August and should last nine to 12 months — weather permitting.

Mayor and city council approved a professional services agreement with Kittelson and Associations to provide a peer review of the proposed design for another roundabout project in Milton at the intersection of Birmingham and Hopewell roads.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is leading a roundabout project at the intersection of Birmingham Highway, Providence Road and New Providence Road, which is scheduled to start in August and is expected to last 18 months.

Additional projects set to begin in the city this month include repair work to Landrum Road Bridge — which is expected to last two months — and a year-long project at Arnold Mill and New Providence roads that will include redirecting the intersection approach, adding turn lanes and installing a traffic light.

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