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DOT announces 2nd continuous flow intersection in state
The state’s first continuous flow intersection opened at Ga. 53 and Ga. 400 in May in Dawson County. - photo by JASON DYKES

A second continuous flow intersection in Gwinnett County is among 24 transportation contracts awarded this summer by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The intersection of Ga. 10 at Ga. 124 in Snellville will be the state’s second continuous flow intersection — the first was opened in May on Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawsonville.

Turn lanes are pulled a few hundred feet back from the lights of a continuous flow intersection, meaning drivers make left turns across the oncoming lane much earlier and then complete their turn at a second set of lights. GDOT says the design is more efficient and safe than conventional intersections on major roads.

Including the $13.5 million continuous flow intersection, the projects from GDOT add up to more than $85 million in infrastructure spending in the state, according to a Monday announcement.

Contracts include $101,176 for signing and pavement painting in Hall County and $321,497 for similar work in Lumpkin County.

The spending is part of Georgia’s off-system safety program aimed at reducing fatalities on Georgia’s roads through low-cost road improvements, according to GDOT.