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Hall County officials have partnered with several other entities to make the intersection at the entrance to Sterling on the Lake subdivision on Spout Springs Road much safer for motorists in the area.
Hall County District 1 Commissioner Kathy Cooper was contacted this spring by the subdivision’s developer, who had completed a traffic signal warrant study for the intersection.
“I quickly shared that study with Hall County staff, Flowery Branch officials, representatives with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Jackson EMC, who all worked together to make the signal a reality,” said Cooper.
The new traffic light, which is temporary until the Spout Springs Road Widening Project is constructed, became operational at the intersection last week.
“Officials are currently monitoring traffic patterns in the area and making any timing adjustments that may be necessary,” said Ken Rearden, director of Hall County Public Works.
The signals and control box were donated by GDOT, while the pole installation was provided by Jackson EMC.
“Those donations shaved approximately $30,000 off the project’s total cost,” said Rearden.
He said the new signal’s $99,400 price tag will be split between Hall County, Flowery Branch and Sterling on the Lake.