Mayor Joe Lockwood and Milton City Council members unanimously approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation on Monday for an intersection improvement concept study at Alpharetta Highway and Bethany Bend.
A recently completed Livable Centers Initiative plan identified the intersection as in need of improvement. The goal of the study includes preparing concept plans for three alternatives for the intersection.
Baldwin Paving Co. begins the first round of fall paving projects in the city this week. The streets designated as the first to be repaved are Bray Court, Kiltman Court, Glendalough Court, Buckland Run, Providence Lake Drive and Lexington Plantation Lane.
The contractor is set to repave Wynstead Court, Bershire Lane, Cannongate Court, Petersford Way, Croyton Drive, Green Road and Cogburn Road next week. Phase one of the paving work will wrap up the first half of September with additional work on Cogburn Road and work on Upland Court, Double Creek Lane, Mountain Road, Henderson Road and Timber Gap Crossing.
The second phase of the work will include reconstruction of Hamby Road, Bethany Road and portions of Dinsmore Road and is scheduled for completion by early November.
Public Works Director Carter Lucas advised residents to use alternate routes if possible and to use caution and drive slowly if travelling through a construction zone.
Four intersection projects totaling more than $4.8 million will break ground within the next month, Councilman Bill Lusk said in a newsletter to residents. Turn lanes and a traffic light will be added at Arnold Mill and New Providence roads. A traffic signal will also be installed at Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road. Roundabouts will be constructed at the intersection of Birmingham Highway, Providence and New Providence roads and at the intersection at Hopewell, Francis and Cogburn roads.