SR 146 Improvements
From SR 1/US 27 to CR 553/Lakeview Drive

In order to reduce crashes and improve traffic flow, Georgia DOT proposes to widen Cloud Springs Road from US 27 /SR 1 to Lakeview Drive in Catoosa County for approximately 2.17 miles. The proposed project would consist of two 12 ft. travel lanes (one in each direction) from US 27 /SR 1 to Cross Street, with a 14 ft. flush median from Cross Street to Fant Drive. A 20 ft. raised median is proposed from Fant Drive to Colony Cir (East), with four 12- ft. travel lanes (two in each direction) and a 20 ft. raised median from Colony Cir (East) to Lakeview Drive, where the project ties into the existing 4 lane section at Cloud Springs Road. Shoulders would be 12 ft. wide with a sidewalk to accommodate pedestrians along the corridor. Roundabouts are proposed at the SR 146 intersections with Cross Street and Fant Drive. Cul-de-sacs are proposed at Brown Circle and Smith Lane (East).


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      SR 146 Project Map

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      Project Goals

      Mobility

      Improve merge at Lakeview Drive by extending the through lanes

      Operations

      Improved sight distance and the addition of turn lanes. Construct roundabouts at two locations along the corridor

      Connectivity

      Realign intersections that currently have a limited line of sight and potentially cul-de-sac access points at various locations

      Safety

      Add sidewalks for walkability and safety enhancements for those walking on foot



      Minimizing Impacts to Properties and Environmentally Sensitive Areas

      Limit impacts to areas of community importance and sensitive areas where feasible


       

      Existing Conditions

      Crash rates in some areas are at or above Georgia’s average for this type of road from 2013-2017

       

      144
      crashes in 5 years

      Western Half

      Refers to west of Fant Drive along SR 146 to US 27/SR 1

      211
      crashes in 5 years

      Eastern Half

      Refers to east of Fant Drive along SR 146 to Lakeview Drive


       












        Proposed Improvements

        US 27/SR 1 to Cross Street
        Two lanes (one in each direction)

        Cross Street to Fant Drive
        Two lanes (one in each direction) with a 2-way left turn lane

        Fant Drive to Colony Circle (East)
        Two lanes (one in each direction) with a concrete median

        Colony Circle (East) to Lakeview Drive
        Four travel lanes (two in each direction) with a concrete median






        Next Steps

        After the public meeting is held, feedback will be assessed, revisions may occur to the proposed plan initially brought to the public or the no build alternative will be selected. Once a Concept Report is approved, the project alignment would be refined. If major changes occur to what was previously shown to the community, additional public outreach would occur. If no major changes are proposed, the project would advance to right-of-way acquisition and into final design. After all right-of-way acquisition occurs, project design is finalized, and the project would advance to construction.

        Public Information Open House

        Georgia DOT recently held a Public Information Open House (PIOH) to present the proposed project to the public, answer questions and receive comments.

        We Want Your Feedback

        Georgia DOT is seeking your feedback about our proposed solution as well as information about any resources important to you or to the community.  All comments will become part of the project's official record. Please submit your feedback by Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  

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        • Improved sight distance and the addition of turn lanes: moves left-turning vehicles out of through lane
        • The project proposes to add roundabouts at two locations along the corridor at Cross Street and Fant Drive
        • Improve merge at Lakeview Drive by extending the through lanes
        • Realign intersections that currently have a limited line of sight and potentially cul-de-sac access points at various locations; studies have shown roundabouts reduce crashes and improve operations by eliminating crossing conflicts and reduce delay when compared to a signalized intersection.
        • Add sidewalks for walkability and safety enhancements for those walking on foot