McGinnis Ferry Road in Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Forsyth County will be widened from two to four lanes under an intergovernmental agreement approved by the Johns Creek City Council. GOOGLE MAPS

Johns Creek advances McGinnis Ferry widening

The Johns Creek City Council has advanced a proposed widening of McGinnis Ferry Road by approving an intergovernmental project agreement with Alpharetta and Forsyth County, and the use of $3 million in TSPLOST funds for right-of-way acquisitions.

The council also approved moving the first phase of the project, from Seven Oaks Parkway to Sargent Road, to the construction phase by authorizing the use of $2.4 million in TSPLOST monies.

Project plans call for widening McGinnis Ferry from two lanes to four from Sargent to Union Hill roads, with the two cities, Forsyth and the Georgia Department of Transportation sharing the costs. While the estimated $51 million project is not yet fully funded, a grant application is pending with the Georgia Tollway Infrastructure Bank.

“With approval from council, staff will coordinate with Forsyth County to complete the right-of-way plans for the full project as well as the final engineering plans/construction documents for the first phase,” staff said.

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