Milton will pay a consultant $29,730 to conduct a “scoping” study of a proposed widening of Morris Road from Webb Road to Bethany Bend. AJC FILE

Milton OKs ‘scoping’ study for Morris widening

The Milton City Council has approved a $29,730 professional services agreement to have Wolverton & Associates Inc. do a “scoping” study of proposed improvements to Morris Road.

Morris is to be widened from two to four lanes from Webb Road to Bethany Bend, a distance of about 0.6 miles, tying into the McGinnis Ferry Road widening at Bethany. A landscaped median, turn lanes, multi-use trail and intersection improvements at Webb also are proposed.

“The purpose of this concept scoping is to evaluate existing and future traffic, conduct an environmental screening, and (develop) a concept plan,” according to a staff report to the council. “The scoping will provide more detailed project cost and support exploring additional funding sources.”

The work will be a Tier 1 project funded by the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved in November 2016 by Fulton County voters outside Atlanta.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X