Johns Creek moves to acquire land for intersection project

The Johns Creek City Council has authorized spending $300,000 in TSPLOST funds to begin the right-of-way acquisition phase for an interim project to improve the congested intersection of Medlock Bridge and State Bridge roads.

With the council’s approval, “staff will begin negotiating with impacted property owners along the project limits,” Public Works Director Lynette Baker said in an agenda report. “The city’s right-of-way coordinators will order appraisals as necessary to assess right-of-way costs required for the project.”

Medlock Bridge and State Bridge are each four lanes across north and west of the intersection, and six lanes wide south and east of the crossing.

Based on input from past public meetings and council work sessions, staff will proceed with a plan that calls for widening State Bridge from four to six lanes east of Johns Creek High School; adding a third lane to southbound Medlock Bridge from a point about 790 feet south of the St. Ives subdivision entrance; and making no changes to northbound side of the Medlock Bridge.