Stone Mountain, GA — DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw has allocated $135,000 in special purpose local option sales tax money to design a roundabout at Bermuda and Stewart Mill road in Stone Mountain.
According to a press release, another $200,000 for the project will be allocated from the county’s Category 1D SPLOST funds. The money will go to complete the design phase of the project.
The roundabout is intended to help manage traffic created by a new Amazon fulfillment facility.
“The community raised concerns with me prior to the construction of the 640,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment facility, located at South Gwinnett near the DeKalb County line on West Park Place Road,” Commissioner Bradshaw said in a press release. “I am pleased that our ongoing discussions about improving traffic flow have resulted in progress toward a roundabout to help reduce congestion in the area.”
The press release said Bradshaw has held several community meetings to gather feedback about the project. The press release says traffic-calming solutions are needed for the high-density residential neighborhood.
“A roundabout will improve operations and safety at the unsignalized Bermuda Road at Stewart Mill Road intersection,” DeKalb County Public Works Director over transportation David Pelton said in the press release.
The full cost of the project will be known once the design phase is completed.
“This is fantastic news,” English Manor Estates HOA President Katherine Holmes said in the press release. “My subdivision (English Manor Estates) greatly appreciates the work, effort and time Commissioner Bradshaw has given to help ease the traffic issues in our area. He has truly shown us that he cares about the quality of life in our community.”
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