SNELLVILLE – A new signal bridge and two sign bridges will soon span the intersection of highways 124 and 78 after the city approved a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Department of Transportation Monday.
When construction begins on the city’s busiest intersection sometime next year, it will now include an arched metal span with decorative signage at either end.
The project will not exceed $600,000 from city funds and will be funded through Special Local Option Sales Tax funds, city officials said. The cost has already been budgeted in the current Fiscal Year 2014 SPLOST.
The decorative posts mirror a sign to be placed at the western entrance to the city. Both structures were designed as part of the Downtown Development Authority’s wayfinding signage project completed last year.
The measure passed 4-0 as Mayor Tom Witts and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Bender were not present.
GDOT is currently in land acquisition negotiations for the intersection project which will feature a uniquely engineered traffic flow design which has worked very well in other major intersections across the country.