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Alpharetta Wants Rucker Residents to Help Improve the Road

City residents will have three chances to offer their ideas to improve traffic and the appearance of Rucker Road this month even before engineers get started with their notions.

How would you make improvements to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic on Rucker road? What other changes would you make?

The city of Alpharetta announced in a news release today that it will host a series of meetings for citizens who live in neighborhoods along Rucker Road for the purpose of learning:

  • How you think Rucker Road can be improved
  • What changes you would like to see along the roadway
  • How you want Rucker Road to look and feel
  • What pedestrian or bicycle improvements you may want on Rucker Road
  • What concerns you may have
  • In what ways you do not want the road to change

Since TSPLOST failed at the polls last year, the city has to rely on its own funding sources to improve the road, which connects Crabapple Road on one end to Old Milton Parkway on the other.

Don't come expecting to see proposals by engineers, consultants or city staff. The time is set aside for local residents.

"These sessions are designed for you to share your ideas and concerns and for us to listen.  Because you live along Rucker Road, you have a vested interest in how the road functions and what it looks like, and you probably have some very good ideas that the City of Alpharetta would like to incorporate into the future design of Rucker Road," said James Drinkard in an email sent out to residents along the road and other city residents.

Except for asking questions, city staff will do very little talking, Drinkard said.

Three sessions will be held, giving more opportunities for residents to attend, or event to attend multiple sessions.

Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Alpharetta City Hall
2 South Main Street

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Crabapple Government Center
12624 Broadwell Road

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
Alpharetta City Hall
2 South Main Street

Drinkard said city engineers will use the comments collected during these sessions to create a design for the future of Rucker Road. That proposal will be presented to the community in March.  Once the design work is completed the time and date will be set and announced.

"Whether you join us for one session or choose to attend all three, please do not miss this opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and concerns as the future of the Rucker Road Corridor is planned.  You have a vested interested, don’t you want to be part of creating the solution?," Drinkard said.

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