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GDOT wants Valdosta public opinion of upcoming project

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GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Five Points Roundabout Project

The public soon will be able to go online to view and comment on the preliminary design of two proposed Five Points roundabouts in Valdosta.

Georgia Department of Transportation usually holds a public meeting to display proposed projects, answer questions and collect feedback. All information instead will be available online from June 16 until June 26 in order to avoid face-to-face contact during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site is http://www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach. Comments may be left online or mailed. A comment card and instructions will be available on the website. Anyone who submits a comment or question will receive a written response.

The project proposes to convert two signalized intersections to multi-lane roundabouts. The intersections are SR 7 BUS/Ashley Street at SR 7 ALT/Patterson Street/Smithbriar Drive/Brookfield Road and SR 7 BUS/North Valdosta Road at North Oak Street Extension. Both locations currently experience delays during peak traffic times.

Each roundabout is proposed to be 176 feet in diameter with two, 12-foot travel lanes. Studies have shown roundabouts eliminate crossing conflicts among motorists and reduce delay when compared to a signalized intersection. A nine-foot sidewalk would be included for bicyclists and pedestrians. A virtual reality video of the roundabouts is posted at https://youtu.be/-y2bdPOTUZA.

Contact: Nita Birmingham 229.326.5435