Georgia DOT gives go ahead for Bold Springs roundabout

Rendering of a roundabout from Georgia Department of Transportation.
Rendering of a roundabout from Georgia Department of Transportation.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that it has awarded 31 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $146.6 million.

These projects were awarded on April 1, 2016 and include a roundabout at the intersection of  State Road 81 at Bold Springs Road.

According to the press release from Georgia DOT, the project is necessary for safety reasons and is slated for completion in May 31, 2019.

The contract was awarded to the low bidder, Strickland & Sons Pipeline, Inc of Grayson, at a bid of $3,199,494.13.

Intersection of Bold Springs and Highway 81 in Walton County. Attribution Google Earth
Intersection of Bold Springs and Highway 81 in Walton County. Attribution Google Earth

 

8 Comments on Georgia DOT gives go ahead for Bold Springs roundabout

  1. This is only a waste of money. This should have Bruges with on and off ramps. It is two main roads one being a highway that needs to be widened to meet traffic flow now and the other a cut from hey 316 to Monroe. I cannot believe you would consider a park like circle for a state highway. Redo opus. Think ahead by the time you get this finished you will realize it needs the bridges. We were almost killed at this intersection several years ago and nothing done to make it better, only made it a four way stop. 🙁

  2. This is only as good as the people who drive through it every day. If everyone, at a 4-way stop, waits for everyone else, the traffic backs up. If you don’t understand the concept of a round-a-bout it is not going to work any better than a 4-way Stop. Why not a Light?

  3. A real concern I have is with the bridge on Hwy 11 crossing into Barrow County from Walton. It is far too narrow. And it appears to be very old. Not long ago I nearly had a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. I am surprised that there has not been tragic accidents here.

  4. What a waste of money-I agree. The big trucks and tractor trailers are not going to navigate that well at all. I agree, widen and add a light. How much thought went into this?

  5. 3 million dollars …Wow…..I was born in Bold Springs…Everyone there pooled their money would not have 3 million…When did it get so well 2 Do that the state would spend that kind of money???

  6. With 30 to 40 cars at this intersection at busy time of the day, mornings 7:00am to 8:30am and evenings 4:30pm to 6:30pm cars are back up at these times, Mon through Fri, and Saturday almost as bad, so explain to me if you have 50 cars at the stop sign coming from loganville on hwy 81 and almost as many at stop sign coming from Winder on hwy 81, when one of these lines get started around the round about, when will that line stop to let the cars from the other three directions start around. Do we wait until 20 or 30 cars from one directions decide to let another line cars start around. Why not turning lanes and a traffic light, that will allow everyone a chance. It has to be a lot less money than 3,000,000. This seems to be a costly experiment. I think a round about could work well, if on a local hwy, but not a state hwy like hwy 81

  7. This intersection needs lights. People get all pissy and take some one else’s turn causing an accident. A round about will not help at this particular intersection. I do however think it will decrease property values in the area.

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