New signal coming on Flat Shoals Parkway

6/13/2014, 7:04 p.m.
The new signal is a joint project of the state and county. Heavy traffic on Flat Shoals Parkway often makes it difficult for drivers to negotiate left turns into shopping plazas. Photo by Ken Watts

DeKalb Public Works crews are installing a new traffic signal on Flat Shoals Parkway between the Kroger at Chapel Hill Commons shopping plaza and the Village at Flat Shoals across the street that includes a Bank of America branch.

Drivers in both directions often have a difficult time making left turns into either plaza because of heavy traffic on the busy corridor.

DeKalb spokesman Burke Brennan said construction is in its early stages and could take 45 to 60 days to complete.

“We just started a few days ago,” he said. “It’s a joint project between the state and the county. The state supplied materials, the county is doing the construction.”