Oakland Avenue/O'Kelly Street Roundabout Opens
After 122 days of closure and construction, the new roundabout at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and O’Kelly Street opened to motorists on Thursday, September 6. The roundabout is part of the city of Conyers Hardin/O’Kelly Street Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) streetscape project.
The Hardin/O’Kelly LCI project is endorsed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as an identified activity center ideal for making a community more walkable and livable. The complete streets project enhances and modifies existing roadways to better accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, etc., by widening the roadway, constructing a roundabout, and adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The project length is 0.77 miles, beginning at the intersection of Hardin Street and Dogwood Drive and ending at the intersection of O’Kelly Street and Green Street. Construction began in early January. The estimated completion date for the entire project is summer 2019.
Work will continue on the roundabout and the area of the project between Dogwood Drive at Hardin Street and the roundabout. Sidewalk work, backfilling, and landscaping may result in intermittent delays and traffic control in the months ahead.
The Hardin/O’Kelly LCI project is funded through federal transportation dollars and local SPLOST funding. The cost of the project is $3.9 million, of which 80% is federally funded and 20% is locally funded.
For more information, contact the city’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 770-785-6690.