Road Closure to Construct Roundabout at O'Kelly Street/Oakland Avenue
The city of Conyers Hardin/O’Kelly Street Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) streetscape project continues progressing with a road closure to construct a new roundabout.
The intersection of Oakland Avenue and O’Kelly Street will be closed beginning Monday, May 7 to construct a roundabout. The road closure and detour is tentatively scheduled for 90 days, weather permitting, through July 9.
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.
“The construction of the roundabout at Oakland Avenue and O’Kelly Street is integral to the overall design and functionality of the road project,” said Brian Frix, P.E. Deputy Director of the city’s Public Works and Transportation department. “When it’s finished, citizens will more fully realize the magnitude of the enhancements and how it will simultaneously better accommodate motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the area.”
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.
For more information, contact the city’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 770-785-6690.