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Roswell open to bus rapid transit, with a caveat

The Roswell City Council has passed a resolution saying it’s “encouraged” by a state proposal for a bus rapid transit station at Ga. 400 and Holcomb Bridge Road, but with the caveat that the Holcomb Bridge corridor needs to be improved as well.

The resolution follows Gov. Nathan Deal’s announcement last month that the state would spend $100 million in bonds on four, new, bus-only interchanges along a 16-mile stretch of Ga. 400 as part of a $1.8 billion overhaul of the highway.

Roswell’s resolution says the Holcomb Bridge corridor “is a highly congested east/west route that must be improved as part of this project in order for the citizens of Roswell to easily access the SR 400 Managed Lanes or Bus Rapid Transit stations on SR 400.”

The resolution calls on the Georgia Department of Transportation and others to work with the city on possible solutions.

Roswell Mayor Lori Henry last winter criticized an earlier proposal for bus rapid transit on Holcomb Bridge itself, citing traffic congestion and lack of right-of-way for BRT lanes in the corridor.

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