Major Duluth Intersection Closing for Four Weeks

Intersection at McClure Bridge Road, West Lawrenceville Street and Irvindale Road to be closed to all through traffic to complete roundabout construction.


Duluth officials announced the intersection at McClure Bridge Road, West Lawrenceville Street and Irvindale Road will be closed to all through traffic for four weeks to complete the construction of the roundabout. The closing goes into effect Monday, Feb. 13, and extends through March 12.

Through traffic must use Pleasant Hill Road to Buford Highway or Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Ga. Hwy. 120 (Abbotts Bridge Road) to get through Duluth. Please see the detour map to find the best route.

Traffic will not be permitted to cut through Howell Springs, Irvindale Road, Pine Needle Drive, or Frankie Lane as these roads will also be affected by the closing. Signs will be placed around the city to assist motorists with detours around this construction zone.

Residents who live in this area and local business owners will be able to access their properties. Provisions are also in place for emergency vehicles to have access, according to the announcement.

For more information about impact of the closings, contact the Duluth Planning and Development Department at 770-476-1790.

Jana Crump-Aquino February 13, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Is there somewhere we can go to see a drawing of this roundabout to understand better how it is going to work with traffic? Thank you.
Faye Edmundson February 13, 2012 at 05:55 PM
For more information contact the Duluth Planning Department 770-476-1790. The department has maps at City Hall.
DavidE March 05, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Jan, it will be a circular parking lot that cost us $691,145. The traffic issue is not that intersection, but the Hill Street, Main Street, RR tracks and Buford Hwy. There were signs until recently marking McClure Bridge and W. Lawrenceville as no thru traffic, they are gone now. The city could have saved about $690,000 and put in 3 new stop signs at this intersection, plus 4 at the Postal Drive intersection. This would have reduced the number of cars that would be using a residential area as a short cut.
Courtney March 06, 2012 at 01:30 AM
new stop signs are never the answer
Jana Crump-Aquino March 06, 2012 at 10:49 AM
I personally do not understand why they didn't do a 3' sidewalk on one side only, and put in a middle turn lane the whole length betweeen Buford Hwy. and Pleasant HIll with all that extra space, seems to me both sides could have gotten out better all along the road, not just at the hospital easier, and traffic would have moved much smoother. I still don't understand this "circle" concept", but I'm willing to wait and see and give it a try! Hopefully the people making these decisions know a LOT more than I do!!! I will miss the Dispain's beautiful display of Azaleas this spring. Always enjoyed them when I drove to and from the post office and they tore them all out!


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