The Gist: After years of planning and construction, the City of Roswell’s Oxbo Road Realignment project has finally opened to traffic.
The newly-aligned road was officially unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 30.
What Happened?: The project aims to improve the safety and efficiency of the intersection at Highway 9/State Route 120/Atlanta Street by eliminating the staggered intersection.
A 2011 traffic study revealed that the previous intersection was prone to accidents, with a total of 47 reported over a three-year period. Even between 2010 and 2019, the intersection continued to witness an average of 26 crashes per year.
As part of the project, Oxbo Drive was converted into a two-way street between Mimosa Boulevard and Atlanta Street, while turn lanes and a traffic signal were added to enhance safety.
By The Numbers:
- Total accidents at the old intersection between 2010 and 2019: over 260 crashes
- City’s expenditure on the project: approximately $18.4 million
- Money allocated by the prior Mayor and Council: $15.5 million
- Additional funding approved in 2022: $2.8 million
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