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Roundabout Coming To Johns Creek Intersection

A new roundabout will be installed at Lexington and Sargent roads, and is expected to open in early summer 2014.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The city of Johns Creek has broken ground on its first roundabout. 

The traffic calming project at Lexington and Sargent roads is under construction, and is designed to slow down traffic in the area. The roundabout is expected to be finished by early summer, and will be built to accommodate school buses and fire trucks.

Specifically, the roundabout will give motorists exiting the Windgate and Lexington Woods subdivisions a safer way to access onto Sargent Road, the city said in a news release.

The roundabout may also discourage through-traffic on Sargent Road, which was never intended to serve as a cut-through from McGinnis Ferry to Jones Bridge roads.

"Roundabouts are fairly common in other parts of the country," said Public Works Director Tom Black. "They are actually safer, move traffic better and less expensive than traditional traffic signals. People also will probably find they spend less time waiting to get in the flow of traffic."

According to Georgia Department of Transportation, roundabouts have 39 percent fewer collisions than traditional right-angle intersections. Motorists tend to slow down when they approach a roundabout and they tend to pay closer attention to other vehicles.

Tell us: what do you think of the roundabout project? 

Cathy April 24, 2014 at 07:50 AM
This says that ground has been broken on this, but where? I live in Windgate and haven't seen any signs of this project starting. I'm very curious as to how this will be done by early summer and wondering how it's going to all unfold.
Jason Ames July 04, 2014 at 12:11 PM
I don't get it. The city took a road that, even during rush hour, was only moderately congested and spent $200K of tax payer money to install a roundabout in order (a) to provider "easier access" for the two subdivisions on each side of it and (b) to irritate commuters enough in hopes they will take some other route. Seriously? Sargent was "...never meant to be a cut through"? Then why did you name it Sargent ROAD? http://mentalfloss.com/article/30020/whats-difference-between-street-and-road Was the road paid for by the residents of those subdivisions exclusively? Or was it TAX PAYER money? If the latter, they should shut up and get accustomed to life in a crowded suburb or move to the countryside. If that road was meant only for residents of those subdivisions, then it should have been a gated road. I commute on this road twice a day, and this silly roundabout will NOT deter me. However, I have seen at least 5 near accidents in this thing. Seems that nobody has any clue who actually has the right of way. This was a pointless waste of tax payer money. Shameful.

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