Motorists driving southbound on Main Street in Alpharetta now have two left turn lanes at its intersection with Old Milton Parkway.
"I am proud to announce the dual left turn lanes on southbound Main
Street onto eastbound Old Milton are open and operational," said Pete Sewczwicz, Alpharetta's director of Engineering and Public Works.
But if you have been driving that route since Monday, you really didn't need this story to tell you, because Sewcwicz's department has installed two message boards along Main Street, north and south of Academy Street, notifying drivers the new lanes are open.
The contractor can now concentrate on the new brick sidewalks. He said when the weather warms up, they will resurface the road within the project limits.
But that's not the last construction work for this stretch of road. The city is paying its contractor $237,000 to install a left turn lane for northbound drivers wanting to turn onto Marietta Street, and for southbound drivers wanting to turn into the Publix shopping center.
Sewcwicz also warned at the Feb. 6 City Council meeting that some large trees probably will be cut down at some point before they fall down, as they are mostly hollow.