Closed for construction since late May, Rucker Road in Alpharetta will reopen in time for the first day of school Monday in Fulton County, city officials say. AJC FILE

Alpharetta reopens Rucker ahead of school start

Alpharetta announced the reopening of Rucker Road, just in time for the first day of school in Fulton County on Monday, Aug. 12.

Rucker had been closed to all but local traffic since May 28 so the city could replace a bridge, rebuild the road and do other work, according to a city announcement. While the street is again open, periodic lane closures will be necessary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the coming months for final work.

“While temporary striping is in place for now, crews will have to come back in a couple of months, after the asphalt has cured, to apply the final topcoat and the permanent thermoplastic striping,” said Pete Sewczwicz, Alpharetta public works director.

Rucker will be an active construction area through the end of 2019 as sidewalk, pedestrian streetlights and other improvements are made, officials said. Also, some landscaping will not be completed until next spring. Information: