Monday, March 25, 2013
While Alpharetta says the bridge is safe for vehicles now, they aren't taking chances and are fixing the bridge today.
Expect delays if you travel on Waters Road in Alpharetta today, March 25, as emergency bridge repair work is requiring lane closures. Motorists driving on the road Monday and Monday night should anticipate those delays, which will affect the evening commute. All that heavy rain we've been having over the last few days have caused erosion around a bridge over Long Indian Creek. "While the bridge is currently safe for vehicular travel, the City of Alpharetta is making the emergency repairs to prevent any possible failure to the road and ensure public safety," said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard in a news release this afternoon. "Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the affected area until all work is …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The city will consider letting the contractor close McGinnis Ferry Road for one weekend to speed repairs and lower the cost of those repairs.
If a contractor repairing a bridge on McGinnis Ferry Road was allowed to close the road on a single weekend, it could save the city some money and time in fixing the structure. Alpharetta City Council approved the lone bid by the L.C. Whitford Co. for the repair and maintenance of the McGinnis Ferry Road Bridge over Big Creek and the Waters Road Bridge over Long Indian Creek in the amount of $498,877. Pete Sewczwicz, director of Engineering/Public Works, told City Council on Monday night that if that section of McGinnis Ferry could be shut down for a weekend, the city would still have to coordinate it with Forsyth County. "We own half the road, but 100 percent of the bridge," he said. Getting a single bid was disappointing, but Sewczwicz …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A bid award is expected for plantings in the Kimball Bridge-Waters Road intersection area and other parts of the city.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Planting 95 trees and more than 2,900 pieces of groundcover and shrubs should please some Alpharetta residents after City Council was accused of not being tree friendly despite its Tree City USA designation. The city's Engineering and Public Works Department will ask City Council tonight to award a $151,774.80 bid to Ruppert Landscape to complete tree plantings from fiscal year 2012 and work along Kimball Bridge Road and Waters Road, according to an agenda report prepared by Geoffrey Sarra, senior engineer. FY 2012 Tree Planting The Design/Build aspect of this RFP will focus on landscape along Kimball Bridge Road and Waters Road within the limits of the completed Kimball Bridge Road at Waters Road Intersection Improvement project. The …