Friday, August 24, 2012
Ga. 400 was closed Friday morning due to a traffic fatality at Roberts Drive.
Twenty two-year-old Carlyn Emily Royball of Alpharetta died in a traffic accident this morning on Ga. 400. 11 Allive News is reporting that B 98.5FM cohost Kelly Stevens was injured in that accident. He was hit by Royball, who was driving northbound in the southbound lane at about 3:30 a.m., said Police Capt. Steve Rose. Stevens' car overturned. Ga. 400 has reopened.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Alpharetta and Milton.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Report: Dunwoody PD Didn't Suspect Andrea Sneiderman as a Suspect in Investigation - Dunwoody Patch Police Chief Billy Grogam was asked a blunt question by Channel 2 News. Did he ever suspect Andrea Sneiderman killed her husband in the beginning of the investigation? The answer? "Not seriously, no,' Grogan said in the report. Some family members, including, Steve Sneiderman, the murdered husband's brother, questioned the lack of connecting two seemingly related events, according to the report. The family implored Dunwoody PD to investigate Andrea Sneiderman, according to the report. The department did little at the start to investigate the widow, according to the report. Read the full article on Dunwoody Patch. Man Arrested in Rape of …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The GDOT assures motorists that the project is only for northbound work at McFarland. No work will occur on GA 400 southbound.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Liz Kennedy
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that overnight lane closures begin tonight, July 25, on GA 400 northbound at McFarland Parkway (Exit 12). The project will extend the third lane northbound from its current end located north of the McGinnis Ferry Road bridge to the Big Creek Greenway overpass, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Teri Pope, spokesperson with the GDOT, told Patch it will give commuters about two new miles of roadway in Forsyth County. The overnight work begins July 25 and will continue every night that weather allows for at least two weeks. Weekday overnight work hours are 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work hours extend to 8 a.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. on Sundays. One mile of the …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Toll removal champion Garland Favorito reminds people the State Road and Tollway Authority still has to vote on Gov. Nathan Deal's pledge to remove Ga. 400 tolls next year and argues why they should be taken out now.
It's been a long time coming and while some are thrilled with the July 19 announcement that Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to remove the Ga. 400 toll booth in December of next year, others feel it's not soon enough. Led by Roswell resident Garland Favorito, VoterGa’s Free Ga. 400 project leaders have called for the removal of the toll since it was extended during 2010. The group presented Deal with 400 petitions on July 17 requesting that he adhere to the original Ga. 400 construction agreements between Atlanta and the state, according to a recent press release from VoterGa. "We are encouraged that Gov. Deal has once again pledged to remove the toll so that all Georgia transportation projects are funded in an equal manner for all Georgians…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
From reducing congestion to the possibility of passing the TSPLOST referendum, the future looks wide open for Georgia 400.
Safety is the main concern for those driving on Georgia 400. Its expansion is looming, and the GA 400 Summit covered the questions surrounding the project as well as its funding. The presentation began with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta spokeswoman, Linda Cole expressing parent's concerns over GA 400 becoming a problem when it comes to reaching the healthcare facility efficiently. “It’s fairly common for parents to arrange their children’s appointments around the traffic pattern on GA 400,” Cole said. “In an emergency situation, every second is critical.” Following Linda Cole, Todd Long, deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, addressed the topic of TSPLOST for funding the expansion of GA 400. Long spoke about …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Council members don't want a land use plan to even mention managed lanes on the highway.
Alpharetta City Council member are so against converting any GA 400 lanes into HOT lanes that they don't even want a mention of them in a plan for land use for the GA 9 corridor from Mayfield Road north. The City Council is scheduled to consider the State Route 9/Georgia 400 Livable Centers Initiative again on Monday, June 4, at City Hall after tabling any decision during their May 29 meeting. The Livable Communities Initiative with the city of Milton is a 20-year vision for Milton and Alpharetta, according to Eric Bosman of Urban Collage, the cities' consultant on the plan. It serves as an amendment to Alpharetta and Milton's land use plans. Within the LCI plan is a mere mention that if the Georgia Department of Transportation creates HOT…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The state is allowing motorists to drive on only two sections of southbound shoulders on the highway during morning rush hours.
Motorists can start using GA 400 shoulder lanes during the morning rush hour starting today, but it's only for southbound travel and limited to sections between Holcomb Bridge and the North Springs MARTA Station. Time 6:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., weekdays only Place Southbound only: Don't drive on any other southbound shoulder lane, or any northbound shoulder lane on GA 400. If caught, keep in mind that unauthorized driving on a shoulder is a misdemeanor punishable by as much as 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. You'll be sharing those shoulder lanes with transit buses from both MARTA and GRTA. But no trucks with six or more axles are allowed. Cars will still stall or be involved in wrecks, so GDOT HERO and maintenance workers will make sure …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Motorists will be able to use the far right shoulder in two of the most congested sections of GA 400 north of I-285.
Monday, May 7, 2012
GRTA buses have been using the shoulders to avoid the worst traffic congestion for several years, but now in two southbound sections of GA 400 all motorists will have the same opportunity. Beginning Monday, May 14 the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will allow southbound motorists to drive on the outside (far right) shoulder lane of the most congested sections along Georgia 400 during morning commute hours. This will be in effect at two locations: But don't try this on weekends or after the morning rush hour. The roadway shoulders will be accessible for commuting only from 6:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Mondays through Friday. Drivers entering southbound GA 400 from Holcomb Bridge Road during these times will have two dedicated entrance…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
Two drivers were cited for road rage after a two-car accident on April 9 that caused one of the vehicles to roll onto its roof and sent its driver to the hospital. Alpharetta police responded to a call about an accident with injuries in the southbound lanes of GA 400, just south of the Windward Parkway on ramp. A white sedan was rolled onto its roof with extensive damage and a silver sedan had extensive front end damage. Witnesses and one of the drivers said the two drivers allegedly had been "brake checking" each other while driving fast down the highway. The two had traded brake checking at least once when the accident occurred. The investigator officer reported that both drivers were at fault for the collision. Justin D. Bradley, 30, of…
The Department of Public Safety's traffic investigators will recreate last week's fatal accident to determine its cause.
Expect big delays on GA 400 northbound near Haynes Bridge Road today, April 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. as Alpharetta traffic crash investigators try to determine exactly what happened in an April 11 fatal accident. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety closing two northbound lanes of GA 400 from the Haynes Bridge entrance ramp onto GA 400, extending north toward Old Milton Parkway, according to George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. More than the GA 400 lanes will be closed. As the accident began on the northbound entrance ramp from Haynes Bridge, investigators will close the ramp also. "All motorists will experience traffic volume delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes of travel," Gordon said…