Friday, August 19, 2011
Bridge construction and paving will have the old and new bridges closed tonight through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22.
Don't forget that the Georgia Department of Transportation will close the bridge over Big Creek on Kimball Bridge Road starting at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday. the 19th. GDOT crews need to pave the approaches to the bridge. For the entire weekend Kimball Bridge Road will no longer be a connecting road between Old Milton and North Point parkways, though all residents should be able reach their homes. Pedestrians and bicyclists heading for the Big Creek Greenway at Rock Mill Park just west of the bridge should watch out for frustrated motorists using the park parking lot as a spot to turn around. When the bridge reopens by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, motorist will be driving across the new bridge.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Once GDOT crews are finished, motorists will be driving over the new bridge.
Kimball Bridge Road residents won't have to worry about cut-through traffic on the heavily traveled road this weekend. The GA Department of Transportation will be closing the bridge over Big Creek this weekend to all traffic. GDOT crews will complete paving work necessary to shift traffic to a new bridge on Monday morning. "The Georgia Department of Transportation will close access to the bridge on Kimball Bridge Road starting 9 o'clock Friday evening, and we will reopen the bridge by 5 a.m. Monday morning," said Pete Sewczwicz, Alpharetta's director of Engineering and Public Works. "The purpose of this is to tie in the approaches on either end of the bridge to Kimball Bridge Road," Sewczwicz said. Motorists will not be able to cross Big …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Alpharetta's Engineering & Public Works director said once the bridge construction is completed in mid to late October, a GDOT inspector must certify it before cars can cross it.
A bridge replacement project on Douglas Road is on schedule to be completed in October, according to Pete Sewczwicz, director of Engineering and Public Works for Alpharetta. He said he doesn't have an exact date, but it should be in the middle or end of October, weather permitting. "Hopefully the weather holds up for us, but it is ahead of schedule," Sewczwicz said. A roundabout intersection project was completed recently that is near the bridge as scheduled before school started. "Once we feel comfortable that we can have vehicles on the bridge while the contractors are still working on the corridor, we will open up the bridge," he said. Sewczwicz has received calls asking why the bridge wasn't completed before school started. That wasn't…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Douglas Road remains closed due to construction
A road project on Douglas Road at Southlake Drive will be completed by the first day of school, promises Alpharetta's director of Engineering and Public Works. "It will be ready and operational by Aug. 15," said Pete Sewcwicz. Since June 6, a portion of Douglas Road between Jones Bridge Road and McGinnis Ferry Road has been closed to allow for improvements to be made on the intersection of Douglas Road and Southlake Drive and for the replacement of the nearby bridge over Caney Creek. This week pavement work was to begin. Georgia Power was installing light poles. Asphalt will be completed in the next two weeks and striping will follow. Sewcwicz said the contractor and his department are focusing on the roundabout now. Materials and a crane …