Funds to design New Hope Rd. roundabout approved

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Funds to pay for design plans for a roundabout at New Hope Road and Brogdon Road northwest of Fayetteville were approved Aug. 9 by the Fayette County Commission.

Addressing the 2017 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) project, Public Works Director Phil Mallon said a roundabout provides major safety improvements, keeps traffic flowing and addresses future traffic growth.

The anticipated cost of the roundabout is $958,899, which includes a 20 percent contingency. The project was previously budgeted at $1.2 million.

The vote to approve $77,500 for the roundabout design was 4-0. Commissioner Steve Brown was absent.