Encore Parkway Bridge Project Given $1 Million
A state grant to the North Fulton Community Improvement District will help fund the bridge reconstruction project, which includes bicycle paths, pedestrian improvements and connections to the greewnay.
The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) received a $1 million grant for a project that will reconstruct a bridge on Encore Parkway over GA 400 that will include bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement recently that the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank was funding 12 projects with grants and loans totaling more than $8 million.
The North Fulton CID project encompasses Encore Parkway from Westside Parkway to North Point Parkway The project will include reconstruction of the Encore Parkway Bridge over GA 400, and its widening to provide:
- Turn lanes, signal upgrades and signal timing,
- Bicycle and pedestrian improvements,
- Connectivity to existing multi-use trails.
The scope of the project is to match the North Fulton CID overlay standards.
The plans for pedestrian connections between the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park and the Big Creek Greenway are moving forward, according to the North Fulton CID's website. Corridor enhancements have been approved by Alpharetta, which won a $4 million LCI Construction Grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission.
In the initial design phase, the Encore Parkway streetscape spans a half-mile between Westside Parkway and North Point Parkway. Preliminary engineering studies have been conducted on the project, which includes a trail extension, median improvements, landscaping upgrades and bridge replacement.
The Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank program is a revolving infrastructure investment fund established in 2008 by Georgia legislators and administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority. Only community improvement districts (CIDs) are eligible for grant funding and CIDs and local and state government entities are eligible for loan funding. The 11 CIDs awarded are as follows: Perimeter (Fulton), Midtown, Atlanta, Gwinnett Village, Gwinnett Place, Buckhead, Evermore, Stone Mountain, North Fulton, Lilburn and Cumberland.