Road work to snarl Bethany traffic in Alpharetta

Map depicts where Bethany Road in Alpharetta will be reduced to one lane in each direction as crews lower the roadway as part of the Bethany-Mid Broadwell Road roundabout project. CITY OF ALPHARETTA
Map depicts where Bethany Road in Alpharetta will be reduced to one lane in each direction as crews lower the roadway as part of the Bethany-Mid Broadwell Road roundabout project. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

Motorists in Alpharetta can expect heavy travel delays Thursday through Saturday as crews lower a section of Bethany Road for a roundabout being constructed at Mid Broadwell Road, according to a city announcement.

Traffic on Bethany, between Mid Broadwell and Chelsey Lane, will be reduced to a single lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. “Motorists are strongly urged to avoid the area,” the city said.

Weather permitting, crews will begin demolishing Bethany’s existing, northbound roadway on Thursday, and all traffic will shift to a single southbound lane, the city said. Once that’s done, a stone aggregate base will be put in, traffic will shift to the northbound lane, and demolition of the southbound lane will begin.

Friday, crews will lay a graded aggregate base in each direction, with traffic flagged into the open lane of travel on the stone surface. Saturday, crews will pave the road, installing an asphalt base and binder. Once this is completed, traffic on Bethany will return to its normal configuration. Information: https://bit.ly/3gSzUf7