N. Fulton city set to break ground on 18-month, $5.8 million project

Workers for the city of Roswell will begin a project on Thursday that is expected to take 18 months to complete.

The city will break ground on construction of the Hardscrabble Green Loop at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at Roswell High School. The ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the school’s bus entrance to Hardscrabble Road.

The Hardscrabble Green Loop is a segment of the Roswell Loop, which will eventually connect all of Roswell’s parks and schools with sidewalks and trails. The total cost of the project is $5.8 million and is funded jointly by the Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta Regional Commission, and the City of Roswell, the city says.

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This project will add a 10-foot multi-use path on the south side of the road, a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side of the road, and 4-foot bike lanes in the road between King and Etris roads.

A new roundabout at Hardscrabble Road and Chaffin Road will replace the existing traffic signal as part of this project. There will also be bike shoulders and a sidewalk added to Chaffin Road from Hardscrabble to Northgate Trace.

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During the length of this project, drivers may experience delays at times when the road is temporarily closed for construction. The public will be made aware of delays through Roswell’s social media channels, as well as through the use of message boards placed near the limits of construction at Hardscrabble and King roads, and Hardscrabble and Etris roads.

If lane closures are necessary, they will be permitted only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school is in session and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when school is not in session, the city says.

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