Photo illustration depicts proposed pedestrian improvements to Canton Street in downtown Alpharetta. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

Alpharetta awards $162K contract for Canton Street improvements

The Alpharetta City Council has awarded a $162,930 contract to help make crossing Canton Street downtown safer for pedestrians.

DAF Concrete Inc. submitted the lowest of seven qualifying bids for the project, according to a staff report to the council. Plans call for improving the existing crossings of Canton midblock between Milton Avenue and Old Canton Street, and at Canton and Old Canton.

Landscaped medians will offer a refuge area, and rectangular rapid-flashing beacons will stop traffic, for those crossing the street, staff said.

DAF also will upgrade existing handicap ramps to provide ADA-compliant warning strips; replace the striped “no parking” pavement along the east side of Canton with new landscaped areas; and remove one parallel parking space immediately south of the existing midblock crossing to improve pedestrian visibility.

Anticipated completion of the work is no more than 30 calendar days from the notice to proceed, staff said.

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