The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the roundabout project on Ga. Highway 16 at Higgins Road in Jackson, and has approved the location and design for a proposed roundabouts at Ga. Highways 42 and 87 in Flovilla, and at Ga. Highway 42/England Chapel Road/Burg Road in Jenkinsburg

Jackson Georgia DOT has awarded a contract for the construction of a roundabout on Georgia 16 at Higgins Road (CR 301). The contract was awarded to Quality Construction by McLeroy, Inc. of Zebulon for $2.2 million. The project is expected to be completed by the end of March, 2023.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available in advance of construction activities.

Flovilla

Georgia DOT has also approved the location and design of Project #0009966 for Butts County, a project that would construct a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Georgia 42 and Georgia 87 in Flovilla. The design and location were approved on Sept. 9, 2021.

The proposed project is located in Land District 1 and Land Lot 30 at the northwest city limits of Flovilla on US 23/Georgia 87/Georgia 42. The project length is approximately 0.4 miles long and the approximate construction time would be 16 months.

Each leg of the roundabout would have raised medians (splitter islands) as well as curb and gutter. The proposed lane widths would be 12 feet to 19.3 feet. The project would also include crosswalks and ADA ramps on each approach for ADA compliance.

Jenkinsburg

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has approved the location and design of a project that would construct a single lane elliptical roundabout at the intersection of US 23/Georgia 42 and CS 716/England Chapel Road/Burg Road in Jenkinsburg. The design and location were approved on Sept. 24.

The project would begin on Georgia 42 at milepost 14.83 and end at milepost 14.58. The total length of the project is approximately 0.3 mile. The project is located 100% in Butts County, in Land District 1 and Land Lot 129.

Each leg of the roundabout would have raised medians (splitter islands) as well as curb and gutter. The proposed lane widths are 12 feet to 20 feet on the mainline (Georgia 42), 12 feet to 21.5 feet on England Chapel Road, and 10 feet to 21.5 feet on Burg Road. The project would also include crosswalks and ADA ramps on each approach for ADA compliance.

Drawings, maps or plats of the proposed projects as approved are available at the area Georgia Department of Transportation office for public inspection. The office is located at 101 Transportation Blvd. in Thomaston.

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Senior Reporter

I have worked for community newspapers in Butts, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, and Upson counties for 30 years. I was Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999, and returned to the Progress-Argus as Senior Reporter in 2019.

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