Johns Creek to address intersection backup

The city of Johns Creek said a project beginning next month is designed to mitigate a vexing road problem on the city's north side.

Come late September, city Public Works Department crews will start adding 700 feet to a northbound right-turn lane from Jones Bridge Road to eastbound McGinnis Ferry Road. So that those drivers can then merge smoothly into traffic, 1,000 feet of transition lane will be added on to McGinnis Ferry.

City officials said the intersection tends to clog with both through traffic and with right-turning traffic sharing a single lane.

Johns Creek is doing the project in conjunction with Forsyth County, which plans to widen Brookwood Road (Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek) and McGinnis Ferry from just north of Sargent Road to Ga. 400, where GDOT will install a new interchange.

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