Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Staff expect to make the same presentation to City Council during a workshop meeting in May.
Tuesday, April 30
EDITOR'S NOTE: The City of Alpharetta's James Drinkard, Assistant City Administrator, sent out this message today following the Rucker Road Corridor meeting Monday night. Included in this message are links to the video from the meeting, the presentation slides and handouts available at the meeting. Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent series of public design meetings focused on planning the future of the Rucker Road Corridor. The ideas and comments provided by participating residents was of tremendous benefit to our engineers as they created draft concept designs for the roadway. If you were unable to attend last night’s meeting during which those future design concepts for the Rucker Road Corridor were revealed, you can …
City staff says making it a tree-lined corridor also will help preserve the residential neighborhood feel while narrowing sight lines to also lower speeds.
Alpharetta can do something about the appearance of the Rucker Road corridor, narrow lanes to slow traffic, add sidewalks and improve intersections, but what the city can't do is to reduce the traffic. "We can't make the traffic go away. I wish we could. It's not going to happen," said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard, during the city's unveiling of a draft plan for Rucker Road. "Even if we stopped all growth in Alpharetta, which is not going to happen, Cherokee County is growing like crazy. And they're not going to stop." He said the neighboring county has a lot of growth potential but not a lot of jobs. The work is in Alpharetta and in Gwinnett County. And Cherokee County as plans to widen sections of GA 140. Alpharetta Posts …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Residents of local neighborhoods are again asked to comment, this time on how well the city has addressed their concenrs.
Monday, April 29
Alpharetta's Engineering and traffic planning staff have created a draft design plan for Rucker Road after hearing from residents in neighborhoods along the street how the road should look and function. Tonight at 7 the city will unveil the designs and ask if they've addressed residents' concerns. In February the city held several meetings for residents who live in neighborhoods along the Rucker Road corridor. Those sessions were designed for them to share ideas and concerns for the corridor. City staff listened to learn how they could design the roadway so that it better meets their needs. Most of the road is lined with residential neighborhoods, but it has become a major connecting route for Roswell and Cherokee motorists on their way …
The Clean Air Campaign and Gov. Nathan Deal are observing Air Quality Awareness Week to reduce smog, commuter stress.
Local commuters waste hunders of thousands of gallons of fuel each year because of traffic congestion on the GA 400 corridor, according to Tedra Cheatham, executive director of the Clean Air Campaign. The organization is observing Air Quality Awareness Week along with Gov. Nathan Deal to educate Georgians about the health effects of smog in Georgia. "Air quality has gotten better. However, we still have 22 counties, the majority in Metro Atlanta, that still do not meet the federal standards for air quality," she said. She said "that stretch of GA 400 between Old Milton Parkway and Holcomb Bridge Road is the worst traffic of any corridor in Metro Atlanta in the morning commute." It's also the 40th worst delay per mile of any stretch of road…
Monday, March 18, 2013
The public is being asked to offer opinions on high-capacity transit that could reach the Forsyth County line in North Fulton at a meeeting in Roswell on Thursday, March 21.
Hoping to get input from the community, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will host a public meeting on Thursday, March 21, south of Alpharetta and Milton in Roswell to review the Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative. The GA 400 Corridor Transit Initiative: Alternatives Analysis involves investigating the need for high-capacity transit connections between the Perimeter Center area near the interchange of I-285 and GA 400 in the City of Sandy Springs and McGinnis Ferry Road in northern Fulton County. The corridor draws commuters from throughout the region, with many commuter trips bound for central Atlanta, Gwinnett, and Cobb counties. "These conditions have created high levels of traffic congestion on GA 400 and…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The city asks local residents for their vision of the street.
A handful of Rucker Road area residents told Alpharetta city staff they want the road to remain a two-lane road during a public, interactive meeting on Feb. 11. This was the first of three interactive meetings in which the city asked residents to give their vision of road improvements. No concept plans were created for them to view. City engineers will design a concept plan based on what the public wants, which will be presented sometime in March to see if they got it right. The next public meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Crabapple Government Center. A third meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Alpharetta City Hall. Rucker Road has become a major connecting road with much through traffic from Cherokee …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Patch provides this look at the morning rush hours for its users to ease their way to work and school.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The accident that happened before 8:30 a.m. today is being cleared, and lanes are reopening.
Two lanes have reopened after a five-vehicle accident on GA 400 northbound at Old Milton Parkway just before 8:30 a.m. today, Dec. 12. Traffic is still heavily backed up because of the wreck, said George Gordon, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Accidents, candidate visit snarl traffic in Alpharetta, on GA 400 and through Atlanta up to Cobb.
While Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan makes his way from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport up to the Cobb Energy Center during today's rush hour, Alpharetta motorists have their own problems. An accident had two westbound lanes of Windward Parkway blocked on the east side of GA 400. Drivers heading north of Windward have the usual packed lanes bumper to bumper as traffic backs up from the McFarland interchange, where GA 400 narrows to two lanes. Check back with Alpharetta-Milton Patch for traffic updates through our "Commute" option in the "More" selection in the top menu bar.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sens. Chip Rogers and John Albers will hold a town hall meeting at Alpharetta City Hall on Saturday morning to discuss transportation.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Two area state senators want to talk about transportation and traffic congestion, and they are inviting you to join the discussion on Saturday, Sept. 15. Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) and Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R- Woodstock) will host a Town Hall Meeting in downtown Alpharetta at 10:30 a.m. During this interactive town hall meeting, Sen. Albers and Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers will address Georgia’s ongoing transportation needs, and discuss solutions to ease congestion along our busy roadways. Citizens are encouraged to attend and offer feedback on how to develop a strong, innovative transportation system in North Georgia and throughout the state. Town Hall Meeting Now that TSPLOST has been defeated, what ideas to solve …