A new traffic signal at a heavily traveled intersection in Roswell could be up and ready to go by September.
Contractors this month began installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Brumbelow and Nesbit Ferry roads, according to the city of Johns Creek. The signal is expected to be functional by September.
Residents in the area – which borders the cities of Johns Creek and Roswell – have long lobbied for a traffic signal at the busy intersection as they tried to turn from Brumbelow onto Nesbit Ferry.
The city of Johns Creek agreed to cover the cost of the project because "most of the drivers trying to turn from Brumbelow onto Nesbit Ferry are its residents," according to the city's press release.
For its part, Roswell will control the signal, as its situated within its jurisdiction.
The timing of the signal will be coordinated by the Public Works departments of both cities. Once installed, the signal will flash yellow for three to seven days before before it becomes fully operational.
Johns Creek is also adding turn lanes on both directions of Nesbit Ferry at the intersection, and widening Brumbelow to add left and right turn lanes.
Pedestrians won't be left out of the improvements. A new 5-foot-wide sidewalk will run from the intersection south on Nesbit Ferry Road to a driveway about 300 feet away. Another sidewalk will run from the intersection east on Brumbelow Road to an existing sidewalk.