Major construction begins on busy N. Fulton road; work through 2019

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Major construction begins on busy N. Fulton road; work through 2019

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Over the 2018 summer break, portions of Rucker Road will be closed to all through traffic while bridges along the roadway are replaced.

An $18.5 million roadway improvement project is underway in Alpharetta.

This week, crews for the city began work on Rucker Road and the project is expected to continue through August 2019, according to Pete Sewczwicz, the city’s public works director.

“Survey crews are active along the corridor this week,” said Sewczwicz. “The first visible indication of the project that citizens will notice will be the digital information signs that will be placed along the corridor one week before erosion control measures are installed.”

Sewczwicz added that motorists will see traffic delays along the corridor, but the bigger delays won’t come until the end of the school year. Over the 2018 summer break, portions of Rucker Road will be closed to all through traffic while bridges along the roadway are replaced.

It is estimated that closing the road to complete the bridge replacements will shave at least six months from the project schedule.

Funded primarily by a bond approved by Alpharetta voters in May 2016, the Rucker Road Corridor Improvement Project stretches west from Wills Road to the city limits.

The city says the project is primarily designed to improve safety and traffic flow while reducing vehicle speeds, and it will result in narrower vehicle travel lanes and operational improvements at key intersections.

The project includes construction of two roundabouts, and pedestrian and aesthetic enhancements.

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