Courtesy of the City of Chelsea
Mayor Tony Picklesimer (center) met with Director of ALDOT John Cooper (left) and DeJarvis Leonard, ALDOT’s East Central Region Engineer (right), on March 30.
More intersection work is planned along U.S. 280 in the city of Chelsea. The city announced on March 30 that changes will be made to the entrance of Chelsea Park subdivision as well as at the intersection of County road 47 and U.S. 280. Both projects are expected to be complete by June 1, according to a press release.
ALDOT began engineering work at the entrance of Chelsea Park and has staked out a westbound acceleration lane for the area. Intersection work will move the right turn lane, going into Chelsea Park, in order to increase visibility of cars leaving the neighborhood.
ALDOT also plans to extend the left turn lane for cars turning from U.S. 280 onto CR-47. This project will be done in conjunction with the work at Chelsea Park, according to the release.
“I have been pleased with the response that they [ALDOT] have shown to our requests to upgrade signals and repaint our intersections at both Highway 280 and Highway 47, and also at Highway 280 and Highway 39 in front of Publix,” said Chelsea Mayor Tony Picklesimer.