Johns Creek will work with the Georgia Department of Transportation to obtain land needed to widen Abbotts Bridge Road. AJC FILE

Johns Creek acts on Abbotts Bridge widening

The Johns Creek City Council has approved a contract with the state to purchase rights-of-way and easements to widen 1.4 miles of Abbotts Bridge Road (Ga. 120) from Parsons to Medlock Bridge roads.

The contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation will have the state reimburse up to $3.1 million of costs, with Johns Creek responsible for $33,330. Professional services, such as appraisals, legal fees and consultant fees, are the city’s responsibility, estimated to be $600,000 and currently budgeted.

Abbotts Bridge is to get an 8- to 10-foot enhanced sidewalk on both sides of the road, along with culvert extensions, intersection improvements, and improvements to substandard horizontal and vertical curves, according to a staff report. Construction costs are estimated at $13 million, with 80 percent to be federally funded.

Work already is under way on Abbotts Bridge from Jones Bridge to Parsons roads, and the segment from Medlock Bridge to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is under design.

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