Traffic pattern changes to transform intersection in Dawson County
Roundabout construction to shift traffic Oct. 12.
According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, on Oct. 12 a temporary detour for the roundabout project at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 183 in Dawson County will shift traffic. This shift will alter the current configuration of the intersection, which is a Y-intersection, to a T-intersection. 


Drivers should be advised of the following changes during this temporary phase:

  • Traffic traveling eastbound on Hwy. 53 will now stop and turn right to continue on Hwy. 53, whereas in the past, they continued moving straight ahead. 
  • Similarly, if this traffic is heading onto Hwy. 183 northbound, will now stop and turn left at the new intersection.
  • Traffic heading westbound on Hwy. 53 will now have to turn left onto the temporary road to continue on Hwy. 53.  If this westbound traffic is heading onto Hwy. 183 northbound, they will continue straight as before.
  • Traffic flowing Hwy. 183 southbound to Hwy. 53 eastbound will not have as stop sign as before. 
  • Traffic moving Hwy. 183 southbound to Hwy. 53 westbound will have to slow and turn right on to temporary road.  Previously, they had a stop sign.
 
There will be lighted message boards and signage at the intersection notifying drivers of these changes. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph for safety.

For more information about roundabouts and their operation visit:  http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/Roundabouts