Alpharetta Unveils Rucker Road Corridor Designs Tonight

Residents of local neighborhoods are again asked to comment, this time on how well the city has addressed their concenrs.

Alpharetta's Engineering and traffic planning staff have created a draft design plan for Rucker Road after hearing from residents in neighborhoods along the street how the road should look and function. Tonight at 7 the city will unveil the designs and ask if they've addressed residents' concerns.

In February the city held several meetings for residents who live in neighborhoods along the Rucker Road corridor.  Those sessions were designed for them to share ideas and concerns for the corridor. City staff listened to learn how they could design the roadway so that it better meets their needs. 

Most of the road is lined with residential neighborhoods, but it has become a major connecting route for Roswell and Cherokee motorists on their way to and from work. Concerns ranged from lack of sidewalks to motorists passing traffic in right turn only lanes.

" and since that time our professional staff has been working to meld your comments into an effective plan for the future of Rucker Road," a message sent to participants in the meetings said. 

That work is complete and it's time for the city to bring back the design made with those concerns in mind.

Rucker Road Corridor
7 p.m. Monday, April 29
Alpharetta City Hall
2 South Main Street

The session will begin with a quick review of what staff heard in the previous meetings; the neighborhoods' ideas and concerns.  The draft designs for the Rucker Road corridor will be presented, along with explanations on how staff believes the designs address residents' comments.

Then, the floor will be open to residents as they are asked for feedback to find out how well the design matches their vision and if they have ideas for refining the plan.

 Residents who couldn't make it to previous meetings are still invited to attend tonight's meeting.

Julie Hollingsworth Hogg April 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM
did I miss this announcement earlier or did the city just announce this meeting today? Just saw it - too late for me to attend. What up?
James Drinkard April 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Notification of this meeting began three weeks ago. The meeting mainly targeted residents along the Rucker Road Corridor and notification was aimed chiefly at those neighborhoods with special attention / efforts towards those citizens who had attended the design charettes and input meetings leading up to last night's reveal. There will be additional opportunities for the general public to participate in the process when the information is brought forward to City Council, begining with a workshop in May. For those who were unable to attend last night's session, the video will be posted to the City website later this morning. The slides from last night's presentation are already online. To access that information visit www.alpharetta.ga.us, select "Meetings Online" from the icons at the center of the homepage, and then select "Rucker Road Corridor Meeting".
PhatNate April 30, 2013 at 01:16 PM
What happened?
W. Beck April 30, 2013 at 02:17 PM
It was on this site, as of 4/16. http://alpharetta.patch.com/articles/alpharetta-to-present-plan-for-rucker-road-corridor
Bob Pepalis April 30, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Cross sections for the Rucker Road corridor were unveiled, and residents told city staff how close they got to what the neighborhoods wanted. This story was posted today about the meeting: http://patch.com/A-3ZDg


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