Roswell approves road project memoranda

Dirt won’t fly anytime soon, but the Roswell City Council has approved two memoranda of understanding with the National Park Service, GDOT and the Federal Highway Administration moving the so-called Historic Gateway Project forward.

The planned improvements will remove the 1.1. mile high-accident reversible lane setup along Ga. 9 between the Chattahoochee River and the Roswell square. It will become a four-lane divided highway with two roundabouts for business access and with the Riverside and Azalea drives intersection routed underneath the main road.

The agreement was assailed by at least one resident who called it a waste of money that will generate more traffic. City transportation director Steve Acenbrak said it would provide better traffic flow and improve safety.

There’s no word on when the project might be funded or constructed, however.