Monday, May 13, 2013
GDOT is adding turn lanes to improve traffic flow at the heavily traveled route, the junction of two of the few routes connecting east-west and north-south travel.
Contractors for the GA Department of Transportation (GDOT) will resume construction on intersection improvements at Old Milton Parkway and North Point Parkway tonight. Construction activity will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Friday until the project is completed. GDOT says that the current completion target is December 2013, according to a release from the City of Alpharetta. During construction motorists should anticipate periodic lane closures and shifts in and around the intersection. Plans are to increase the number of turn lanes to improve traffic flow.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Windward Parkway-North Point Parkway intersection will get some fixes to relieve traffic backups from the Marriott and ADP.
More improvements are coming at the Windward Parkway-North Point Parkway intersection, with funding provided by the North Fulton Community Improvement District. The North Fulton CID board chose Silverline Paving and Construction to complete the project. The intersection backs up daily as workers and tourists leave the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta hotel and the ADP office complex on the north side of the intersection. According to the North Fulton CID, the work should increase the efficiency of the traffic signal. That also should reduce travel time on Windward Parkway. Pete Sewczwicz, director of Engineering/Public Works for the city of Alpharetta, said the North Fulton CID is providing the funding. "We are modifying the traffic signal to …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The City Council is being asked to exercise its right of eminent domain to "take" the property.
The city of Milton plans to exercise its right of eminent domain to "take" small easements from several property owners for intersection improvements at Hopewell Road/Cogburn Road and Francis Road/Hopewell Road. City Council has a vote scheduled at its meeting at 6 p.m. today, March 4, on the three easements. City Council agreed with staff's recommendation for a roundabout over a traffic signal in July 2011 after learning it would cost $600,000 for a roundabout, as compared to $800,000 for a traffic signal. The added expense of maintenance for a traffic signal also reduces the cost of a roundabout. “From a safety standpoint it’s a much safer alternative,” said Public Works Director Carter Lucas at that meeting. Public comment was almost …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A roundabout would cost more, but would keep traffic moving continuously at the intersection.
Close to 100 people had given Milton their opinions on concept plans to fix the Birmingham Road-Hopewell Road intersection, and most of them prefer a roundabout solution to a traditional traffic signal with left turn lanes solution. Public Works Director Carter Lucas presented data about the intersection, the two concept plans and comments from city residents (and even some non-residents) during Wednesday's Milton City Council work session at City Hall. Why change is needed: Lucas said anyone making a left hand turn at the intersection causes traffic backups even for those wanting to turn right. The council meeting followed an hour-long public information session about the intersection improvement ideas. Of the 93 people who took the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Milton City Council plans to discuss the concept plans in a meeting that follows the open house at 5 p.m.
What's better, a roundabout or turn lanes with a traffic signal? Milton will let city residents study and comment on two concepts for improvements to the Hopewell-Birmingham roads intersection late this afternoon in an open house. City Council will immediately discuss the intersection in a work session that follows the open house. Public Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 14 The two concepts being presented as change include turn signals with a traffic signal and a roundabout. The intersection's lack of left turn lanes causes delays, said Sara Leaders, traffic engineer for the city. Sight distance issues caused by the steep grade also are a problem. And the large number of left turning vehicles on Hopewell as well is a huge issue, she said. View the…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The two concepts being presented include turn lanes and a roundabout.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
How would you improve the Hopewell-Birmingham intersection? The city of Milton has some alternatives and wants comments from residents on these proposed plans. The two concepts being presented as change include turn signals with a traffic signal and a roundabout. The intersection's lack of left turn lanes causes delays, said Sara Leaders, traffic engineer for the city. Sight distance issues caused by the steep grade also are a problem. And the large number of left turning vehicles on Hopewell as well is a huge issue, she said. View the concept alternatives for the intersection improvements – and see the current status of the intersection – in the pdf files that accompany this article. Or visit online, where the city plans to add more …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The bridge identified as the most deficient in all of Milton will be replaced in a three-month construction project.
Replacing a bridge on Cogburn Road held up with timbers – that's wood, folks – will force motorists to drive on Highway 9 all summer long. On Saturday, May 19, the first day of summer vacation (and graduation day for a lot of Alpharetta and Milton High seniors), work will begin replacing the bridge over Cooper Sandy Creek just east of St. Francis High School's entrance. That means only local traffic will be able to use Cogburn Road between Webb Road and the bridge, and between Bethany Bend and the bridge. Some of the local residents will even have to make that detour. You'll still be able to use Alpharetta's North Park, you'll just have to go north on Highway 9 – or come in from the west on Bethany Bend. Milton City Council approved a bid …