GDOT invites public to view Leesburg Roundabout plan

GDOT invites public to view Leesburg Roundabout plan

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Transportation invites you to an informational open house on a proposed project to replace a six-way intersection in northwest Leesburg with a roundabout, which would require a detour during construction.

The public information open house will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the public library, 245 Walnut Avenue. South., in Leesburg. It is an informal event and no presentation will be made. Citizens can review the project details, ask questions of numerous GDOT representatives, and submit comments.

GDOT proposes a four-legged roundabout at the existing intersection of state Route 195/Leslie Highway with Smithville Road and Second Street. A roundabout is expected to improve traffic congestion and reduce conflicting turn movements among drivers.

Access between Smithville Road and SR 195 would be eliminated on the south side of the intersection and access between Second Street and SR 195 would be eliminated on the west side of the intersection under the proposed design. An off-site detour of approximately 2.5 miles would be implemented during construction.

There are several ways for the public to comment on the project and/or proposed detour. GDOT will respond to comments in writing and all comments become part of the project's official record. Comment cards can be submitted during the open house and a court reporter will be available to record comments.

Comments can also be submitted by Monday, March 21, using any of the following methods:

Mail a comment card to Eric Duff, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 W. Peachtree St. NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, Ga., 30308.

Email to This is a general mailbox so be sure to include the county, PI Number 0012834 and meeting date in the subject line so that the email gets to the right project team.

The project displays and plans will be available for review for 10 days after the open house at the website listed above. Hardcopies will also be available at the Georgia DOT Albany area office (be sure to verify the correct office location with the District Office, Design Office or by checking the ad)at 2060 Newton Road. A copy of all comments received will be available by request at the Atlanta address listed above following the 10-day public comment period.

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