North Fulton CID gets $2 million grant to extend Alpharetta road

A grant is going to help some folks in Alpharetta extend one of the city’s roads.

The North Fulton Community Improvement District was awarded a $2 million grant last week to help fund a project that will extend Davis Drive.

The grant comes from the State Road and Tollway Authority through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced a total of $18.1 million in funding for 19 transportation projects across the state on June 19.

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In partnership with city leaders in Alpharetta, the North Fulton CID has been exploring an extension of Davis Drive since 2015.

Currently, Davis Drive intersects with Mansell Road and runs a bit past that, serving a handful of restaurants in the area. The North Fulton CID wants to extend the road to run behind the Alpharetta Family Skate Center and connect to Westside Parkway near Top Golf.

The North Fulton CID’s proposal is to make the extension a two-lane road with bike lanes in each direction. The CID says that the extension will improve “connectivity” between Mansell Road and Ga. 400 and improve safety by preventing parking lot cut-throughs.

“We prioritized this project based on safety and connectivity for the North Fulton community, and this funding will help us move this project forward to construction,” State. Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, said in a statement.

Beach is also the executive director for the North Fulton CID.

The North Fulton CID did not identify a timeline for this project.

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