Work is about to begin on the new roundabout located at Belfast Keller and Harris Trail Road, Bryan County announced Wednesday afternoon.
Recently crews established a work zone by setting up orange barrels and traffic cones.
This week, land clearing began and that is expected to take about three weeks, according to Bryan County chief engineer Kirk Croasmun, who received an update from the project management company.
Once the land has been cleared, earthwork activities will commence, shaping the area for the roundabout.
Utility coordination meetings will soon be scheduled.
This roundabout is a recommended project by the 2001 Thomas and Hutton Traffic Study.
The project will be paid for with impact fees, SPLOST and TSPLOST funds. It is expected to be complete later this summer, by the time school opens during the first week of August.
County Administrator Ben Taylor is glad to see work begin on the intersection improvement project, which will provide much-needed traffic relief.
“Once this roundabout is in place, we believe drivers will see reduced congestion around the intersection of Belfast Keller and Harris Trail. However, there were likely be some delays along the way. We’ll try to keep residents updated on our progress and provide advanced warnings about detours and delays, but please be patient as this project progresses,” Taylor said.
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