Rockaway Road roundabout in the works



An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Senoia and Coweta County will soon be developed to lead to the construction of a small roundabout on Rockaway Road. Commissioners on March 7 also agreed to reduce the noise level on the recently-installed rumble strips near the intersection with Heritage Pointe Parkway.

Commissioners agreed to have the rumble strips modified to reduce the noise level due to numerous complaints by neighbors.

A more encompassing move to lower the speed limit on Rockaway at the intersection of Heritage Pointe Parkway, a possibility discussed in November, would be to install a mini-roundabout at the intersection.

Commissioners on March 7 unanimously agreed to the recommendation of County Administratior Michael Fouts concerning the installation of a small roundabout at the intersection.

Fouts recommended that, following the meeting with the city on the issue, county staff will now draft an IGA to outline a cost-sharing model associated with the design engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction of the roudabout.

Preliminary figures first noted in November estimated the cost of the mini-roundabout to be approximately $75,000.

County Transportation and Engineering Director Tod Handley in a previous meeting said Heritage Pointe Parkway intersects Rockaway Road near the crest of a hill. Due to the vertical curvature of Rockaway Road, intersection sight distance from Heritage Pointe Parkway is controlled in both directions by the surface of the roadway.

Commissioners also recently approved the purchase of flashing beacons for the intersection at a cost of $9,024, also to be paid by SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds. Senoia will contribute half the cost of the beacons.