The Johns Creek City Council has approved spending $75,000 to start engineering and get public input on a new road in the city’s Technology Park. AJC FILE

Johns Creek OKs $75k to plan new road

The Johns Creek City Council has authorized staff spending of $75,000 to begin concept planning and engineering and get public input for a proposed new road in the city’s Technology Park from Bell Road to Johns Creek Parkway.

The effort, funded by the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved by voters in November 2016, is a first step toward giving relief from heavy traffic on Medlock Bridge Road, according to a staff report to the council.

“Heavy traffic on Medlock Bridge makes it difficult for residents from the Bell/Boles corridor and commuters to access Technology Park or travel north to McGinnis Ferry Road,” staff said.

The TSPLOST “Tier 1” project list includes $2.5 million for the new road. Johns Creek is projected to receive $82 million from the sales tax for local transportation projects. Information: http://bit.ly/2ByTIj5

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