2017 Project 5: HWY 54 at MacDuff Pkwy

Status: Completed

Project Number: 5 

Category: Roads

Location: HWY 54 at MacDuff Pkwy

Proposed Project Year: 2018 

Original Project Budget: $ 650,000

Project/Goal DescriptionHWY 54 serves as a major East/West arterial roadway linking major urbanized areas in Fayette County and neighboring counties that carry over 36,000 vehicles per day. This intersection currently experiences significant backups in the mornings. Of particular note is the extensive queue of cars on MacDuff waiting to turn left heading East on 54. To alleviate these queues, dual left-turn lanes on MacDuff will be constructed. Other improvements such as signal modifications, and the extension of a left turn bay for left turns off HWY 54 heading North on MacDuff are included and will enhance overall traffic flow.                 

Final Update: This project was completed in 2018. This project started as a recommendation in the 2014 Corridor Study that was commissioned by the City. Public Works coordinated with the Georgia Department of Transportation on this project and worked through some complicated permitting issues. Public Works contracted out the design and construction of this intersection improvement project and administered the bidding and construction of this project.

SPLOST Actuals Total:  $655,980

SPLOST Funds Over/Under Budget: $(5,980)

For this project, the cost overrun was due in part to adding better loop detection technology that was not part of the original design. 

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