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Roundabout construction means detours
Langston Chapel, Burkhalter intersection undergoing improvement

Residents in the area of Langston Chapel Road and a portion of Burkhalter Road where a traffic circle is being built will be detoured for about a month as the second phase of construction gets underway.

The traffic circle, or roundabout, is being built near the On the Pond subdivision on Langston Chapel Road between Lanier and Harville roads, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch. It is at the intersection of Langston Chapel Road and the portion of Burkhalter Road leading to Golf Club Road.

The county feels the roundabout will make the intersection safer and easier to navigate, he said.

“Approximately 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles pass through the intersection daily,” he said.

The intersection will be closed to through traffic from May 8 until June 5, “weather permitting,” during the second phase of construction, he said.

Unless an unforeseen issue arises, Couch said construction crews expect to complete work by the June 5 deadline. Both this roundabout and another one under construction at Five Points, near the intersection of Pretoria-Rushing and Burkhalter roads, are expected to be completed before school begins next year, he said.


Detours for Langston Chapel at Burkhalter

“The limited closures for road segments approaching this intersection will only allow local traffic movements,” Couch said.

Detour routes for trips planned to and from Statesboro are outlined as follows:

·         Residents living between the roundabout (Langston Chapel and Burkhalter roads), to include residents of Meadow Lakes, Burkhalter Plantation, Camelot, Langley Pond, Waverly Cove and The Landings subdivisions, will detour south to Golf Club Road.

Drivers will have the option of either heading left eastbound to Harville Road, and turning left again northbound proceeding to Highway 67 to get to Statesboro, or turning right westbound on Golf Club Road to Old Register Road, and turning right again northbound proceeding to Langston Chapel Road.

Travelers may then turn right eastbound toward Lanier Drive or left westbound toward Highway 301 to access a northbound route to Statesboro, or drive straight to Veterans Memorial Parkway.

·         Those living on Langston Chapel Road from the roundabout to Lanier Drive may detour westbound on Langston Chapel Road toward Lanier Drive and then turn right northbound on Lanier Drive, proceeding to the Georgia Southern campus.

Alternatively, upon reaching Veterans Memorial Parkway, motorists may take either an eastbound route to Highway 67 or a westbound route to Highway 301.

·         Residents living on Langston Chapel Road from Burkhalter to Harville roads, particularly the neighborhoods of On the Pond and Talons Lake, will detour east as usual to Highway 67.

“These detour routes will follow the same movements for reverse trips. Commercial traffic, transit including school buses, and other motorists are advised to plan their trips accordingly,” he said.

Couch said county leaders realize that “due to the unique road layout in the area of the project, the detour options are limited and will be an inconvenience to the public during construction. It is the county’s goal to complete the roundabout construction as quickly and as safely as possible.”

The Langston Chapel Road Solid Waste Convenience Center will remain open during construction.

Project updates will be available online via a special link on the Bulloch County website at More information also will be available on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Facebook page. Smartphone users may use the Waze mobile navigation map ( to determine alternative driving routes.



Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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