Johns Creek mayor Mike Bodker (holding scissors), city council members and other city leaders and community members attended the ribbon cutting of the Parsons Road sidewalk project on Aug. 3.

Johns Creek finishes sidewalk project along elementary school route

Kids walking to Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek will no longer have to step off the sidewalk to get there.

The city in north Fulton County recently finished a sidewalk project on Parsons Road that bridged a gap in segments on the road, which is used as a walking route for elementary school students.

The project was completed last week and the sidewalk was opened with a ribbon-cutting event on Aug. 3.

The project closed five gaps in the sidewalk network between Abbotts Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road. Installing segments that are five feet and eight feet wide are supposed to improve overall safety and walk-ability in the area, the city said in a press release.

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The project also included the completion of a lighted crosswalk between Stonegrove Overlook and the bridge over Johns Creek.

To complete the project, Johns Creek awarded a $181,540 contract to D&H Construction in November.

The Parsons Road sidewalk gaps were ranked Nos. 4, 5, 16, 30 and 58 on the City Council-approved sidewalk priority list. The gaps were grouped together as one project to complete the network along the road.

The top priority on the list now 2,500 feet of sidewalk along Old Alabama Road, strecting from Autry Vue Lane to Autrey Falls Way. Priority is determined by pedestrian safety, safe routes to schools and connectivity to parks and activity centers.

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