The new traffic signal at state route 155 and Greenwood Industrial activates later this week. Activating the new light is scheduled for Thursday, October 27.
Installing a new traffic light is a SPLOST V project for the location. Voters approved SPLOST V in November 2019.
Greenwood Traffic Signal
The need for a traffic light at SR 155 and Greenwood is many years overdue. Henry County awarded a construction contract in May 2021, but delays to receive parts put a hold on project completion. Construction costs were $325,000.
A review of crash history indicates about one-hundred accidents occurred at the location between 2011 to 2019. The new signal will allow motorists to safely turn left from Greenwood Industrial onto highway 155.
Georgia DOT provided scoping funds earlier this year towards the eventual widening of highway 155 south of I-75. The $500,000 will allow state engineers to begin preliminary work for the larger widening project. The future widening is expected to extend between I-75 and Hampton-Locust Grove Road. The state has construction funding presently allocated in the year 2030.
This week, Georgia DOT launched a virtual open house for road improvements further north. The open house provides a first look at a widening project between I-75 and State Route 42.
Featured image shows the intersection of state route 155 and Greenwood Industrial on October 25, 2022. Clayton Carte photo.
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