Monday, October 15, 2012
The city plans a left turn lane and sidewalk extensions.
Alpharetta residents can weigh in on what they think of planned intersection and sidewalk improvements at GA 9 and Vaughn Drive at a public information openhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The open house will be held at the Engineering/Public Works building on Hembree Road. No formal presentation will be made, so residents can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. The current design will be available to view. It includes a left-turn lane for businesses near the intersection and at the GA 9 at Vaughn Drive intersection itself. It will also provide sidewalk connection from the Vaughn Drive intersection south to the existing sidewalk near Canton Street extension. Representatives from the Alpharetta Engineering / Public Works Department will be …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The dual left turn lanes and the left-turn-only traffic signals have been made operational.
Motorists driving southbound on Main Street in Alpharetta now have two left turn lanes at its intersection with Old Milton Parkway. "I am proud to announce the dual left turn lanes on southbound Main Street onto eastbound Old Milton are open and operational," said Pete Sewczwicz, Alpharetta's director of Engineering and Public Works. But if you have been driving that route since Monday, you really didn't need this story to tell you, because Sewcwicz's department has installed two message boards along Main Street, north and south of Academy Street, notifying drivers the new lanes are open. The contractor can now concentrate on the new brick sidewalks. He said when the weather warms up, they will resurface the road within the project limits…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Projects approved by City Council will make connections on Maxwell Street near the amphitheater, and along retail centers on North Point Parkway.
Alpharetta approved bids to install sidewalks on stretches of North Point Parkway and Maxwell Street, connecting a few more stretches in the city. Pete Sewcwicz, director of Engineering/Public Works for Alpharetta, said the North Point Parkway project would add sidewalks from the Big Creek Greenway parking lot entrance by Ethan Allen all the way to Haynes Bridge Road. Councilman Chris Owens was happy to see sidewalks being built. "When you see a cow trail, you know there's a reason for it. That means people are out there, people are walking, and they need a place to walk," Owens said. D&H Construction Company's bid of $197,615 was accepted. Relocating utilities will cost a maximum of $59,314. Sewcwicz said the city is going to extra …
Monday, September 26, 2011
An open house will be held at the Alpharetta Crabapple Government Center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The city of Milton asks residents not to forget the open house on planned transportation improvements to the Crabapple area scheduled on Tuesday, Sept 27 from 6-8 p.m. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Milton will hold a public information open house at Alpharetta's Crabapple Government Center, 12624 Broadwell Road in Milton. The project is identified as GDOT PI 0007313 Mayfield Road at Mid-Broadwell Road. Project alternatives include improvements at the main Crabapple intersection, bypasses around it, and roundabouts or other controls at the bypass intersections. The purpose of the open house is to provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed project, ask questions and comment on the alternatives. There …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
While resident votes were close, other factors were considered when making the decision.
Milton City Council agreed with its Public Works director to provide a roundabout at the Hopewell, Francis, Cogburn intersection, basing the decision on resident input, cost and safety. The project began in January of this year and presented two alternatives for the intersection: a traditional traffic signal with turn lanes; and a single-lane roundabout. Public input was encouraged throughout the process, which resulted in 97 comments, 40 of which were the direct result of a public information hearing that was held on April 28. Once tallied the results concluded that 47 percent were in favor of a traffic light while 48 percent preferred a roundabout, 5 percent were indifferent. Many comments expressed the desire to see something done …