The Georgia Department of Transportation has recently approved $189,500 in Quick Response Program funding to improve the safety and efficiency of the intersection of US 27/State Route (SR) 1 with McIntosh Plaza in the city of Carrollton. Work on this high priority project has just begun. It is expected to be completed in 2-3 weeks.
The contractor will extend the existing northbound left turn lane, add a second left turn lane on US 27 at its intersection with McIntosh Plaza and install additional crosswalks and sidewalks, in order to enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic at this intersection.
“Upon completion, this Quick Response project will help improve the flow of traffic at this location, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in the city of Carrollton and Carroll County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville.
Work on this project will occasionally require shoulder closures. Motorists should be aware of the advanced warning signs and watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in this work zone.
The Quick Response Program supports low cost operational projects on the State Route system such as restriping, intersection improvements, turn lane additions and extensions. These projects can be implemented in a short period of time and typically cost less than $200,000. They generally stay within the state right-of-way and require little if any utility relocation. Quick Response projects are identified by Georgia DOT staff and managed through the Office of Local Grants.