Rucker Road in Alpharetta is scheduled to reopen after the rush hour Friday evening, Aug. 3, but much work remains to be done in the nearly two-year construction project. AJC FILE

Rucker Road reopens Friday in Alpharetta: officials

After being closed for two months to replace a bridge and other work, Rucker Road in Alpharetta is scheduled to reopen after the evening rush hour Friday, Aug. 3, city officials announced.

Rucker has been closed since May 29 from the Alpharetta city limits near Houze Road (Ga. 140) to Wills Road.

“The goal was to have Rucker ready for buses and commuters when school begins on Monday … (and) we will meet that goal,” said Alpharetta Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz.

Crews this week will finish catch basins, remove debris, cut weeds and grass along the right-of-way, and – if the rain holds off – finish striping the road where new asphalt has been laid, Sewczwicz said.

Much remains to be done in the nearly two-year, $18.5 million project, officials said. A second bridge will be replaced at the east end of the road, and roundabouts at Charlotte Drive and at Fairfax/Dennis Drive, new sidewalks, a median at key intersections, and a repaving of the entire road are planned.

Rucker is expected to be closed again next summer, starting May 28, 2019.

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