Georgia DOT Awards Bid for New Jackson Roundabout

Concept layout updated February 2021 for state route 42 roundabout at state route 16 in Jackson (Georgia DOT photo)
(Georgia DOT photo)

Georgia DOT approved a construction bid for a new roundabout in downtown Jackson. The project is at state routes 16 and 42 on the west end of town.

Georgia DOT cancelled the contract discussed in this article on December 1, 2023. They re-advertised the project in March 2024.

The intersection is one of several roundabouts Georgia DOT is planning within the county. Two others are currently under construction.

SR 16 at SR 42 Roundabout

Georgia DOT accepted bids through April 21 for the new SR 16 West at SR 42 roundabout. Four contractors responded to the bid. Helix Group, Inc. of Fairburn, GA submitted the lowest bid.

The state awarded the contract to Helix Group for $2,898,157.55. The contract completion date is March 31, 2025. Road work will begin this summer.

The project will build a new compact roundabout at the location. It will have a 100’ diameter. This will include a center truck apron to better accommodate large vehicles. The truck apron is intended for the rear tires on a tractor-trailer or similar vehicle to drive over.

The intersection presently has side-street stop control. Motorists traveling on Georgia 16 do not have to stop.

Other Roundabouts

The state DOT has a number of roundabout projects throughout Butts County. Two projects — SR 16 at Higgins Road and SR 42 at US 23 — are under construction now. There are also upcoming roundabouts as follows (construction year):

  • SR 16 at High Falls Road (fall 2024),
  • SR 42 at Burg Road (fall 2025), and
  • SR 16 East at SR 42 (fall 2025).

Georgia DOT held a project open house in March for Georgia 16 at High Falls Road.

Update: The state shared on May 10 they are canceling the SR 16 East at SR 42 project. This location would have been in front of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

Featured image shows the SR 16 at SR 42 roundabout concept layout. Georgia DOT photo.

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