Jul 29, 2014

North Fulton CID Pays to Improve Traffic

The Windward Parkway-North Point Parkway intersection will get some fixes to relieve traffic backups from the Marriott and ADP.

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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 accommodate the new lane alignment on ADP Drive," he said.

The North Fulton CID's design will remove the median on ADP Drive to install three lanes exiting the road: one left onto Windward Parkway east, one straight onto North Point Parkway southbound and the third lane a right turn lane onto Windward Parkway heading toward GA 400.

Sewczwicz said the project will change ADP Drive from two lanes to three for traffic exiting the hotel and offices. Alpharetta's involvement will be to install an additional traffic signal head to handle adding a lane of traffic.

“Once the CID and the city complete this project, traffic will flow easier, especially during rush hour,” said state Senator Brandon Beach, executive director of the North Fulton CID. “The intersection creates major backups every day for those who live and work in the area, so the CID is glad to play a part in solving this traffic problem.”

The CID is partnering with the City of Alpharetta to fund this project, which has an estimated construction cost of $73,860. The CID has already paid for the design and traffic engineering of the intersection improvements. The project should be complete by summer.

For more information on the North Fulton Community Improvement District, call Kristin Rome, Project Assistant, at (678) 397-0570, or visit the North Fulton CID website.

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