Tuesday, March 5, 2013
GDOT contractors found six unmapped utilities that had to be moved before construction on the road work at North Point Parkway could continue.
Work to improve the Old Milton Parkway-North Point Parkway intersection got delayed when contractors found unmapped utilities that had to be moved. Crews were back to work on Monday, but discovering the additional utilities caused problems. "Originally, we were notified that there were five utility facilities that would need to be relocated for this project," said Mark McKinnon, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). "As the project began to unfold, six additional utilities were discovered. So, we had to stop work until we could contact those utility companies and have them come out to relocate their lines." The utility companies moved their lines and work has resumed. Completion is expected in December of this …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A proposal to construct a new interchange on Georgia 400 is in the works.
A new interchange on Georgia 400 and McGinnis Ferry Road may be on the horizon, according to a press release from the Georgia House of Representatives. The Georgia Department of Transportation on Thursday approved an Interchange Justification Report (IJR) on the proposed project much to the delight of the Forsyth County Legislative Delegation. State lawmakers from Forsyth, North Fulton, Dawson, Cherokee and Lumpkin counties, who make up the delegation, have long supported the road project. “We are very pleased that this important new interchange received approval from the Federal Highway Administration and GDOT," the delegation said. "A new interchange at 400 and McGinnis Ferry will provide improved mobility and drive economic development …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Attendees register disdain for state plan of adding toll plazas to relieve congestion on Georgia 400.
Officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) visited Forsyth County Thursday night to gather public comments and to pitch the construction of toll lanes as a possible solution to traffic congestion on Georgia 400. GDOT, through the GA 400 Express Lanes Feasibility study, is looking for ways to improve mobility along a 24-mile stretch of the corridor from SR 20/Buford Highway to I-285. Thursday night's gathering at Piney Grove Middle School was the second of three planned Open House meetings. The final one is set for Tuesday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sandy Springs. "The study is for the addition of toll lanes or a no-build option," said GDOT spokeswoman Teri Pope. "If citizens don't …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The 15-month project will add lanes, widen others and is designed to improve traffic flow.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
In late January road construction will make the Old Milton Parkway-North Point Parkway intersection interesting to drive through. But just keep in mind that the 15-month, $1.2 million project is supposed to pay off with better traffic flow once it's completed. State Transportation Board Member Brandon Beach, who also is president and CEO of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, said recently that the construction project to upgrade the GA 120 intersection with North Point Parkway should be completed by April 30, 2013. “This project will greatly enhance the traffic flow through this very heavily travelled intersection,” said Beach, who represents the Sixth Congressional District on the board. “I am glad that we can get the project…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Construction work continues all around the bridge and for water lines farther east on the road.
Kimball Bridge Road continues to be a construction zone as Fulton County crews work on a bridge and water lines. Traffic on Kimball Bridge is crossing Big Creek on the new bridge installed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. After a weekend closure of the road at the bridge, GDOT crews have completed paving the bridge and the approaches to it from the east and west. Work crews were staging equipment out of Rock Mill Park's parking lot. With the changes to the traffic lanes, pedestrian crossing to the park and Big Creek Greenway will be hazardous while crews are still there. Water line work by Fulton County will continue to make traffic congested on the road as well.