Traffic alert: Two busy roads in North Fulton to close for summer

Alpharetta will close Rucker Road and Mayfield Road this summer so that  bridges and culverts can be replaced.
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Alpharetta will close Rucker Road and Mayfield Road this summer so that bridges and culverts can be replaced.

Credit: Mark Hunt

Credit: Mark Hunt

There will be two less roads for drivers to travel on in north Fulton County this summer.

The city of Alpharetta says it will close Rucker Road and a large section of Mayfield Road so that crews can repair and replace bridges and culverts.

Work and closures will begin May 29. The city expects the work to be completed and the roads to be reopened by Aug. 5.

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Only residents who live within the closure area will be able to access closed portions of the roads.

Rucker Road will be closed from Houze Road to Wills Road. Mayfield Road will be closed from Bethany Road to Canton Street.

On Rucker Road, crews will replace a bridge and conduct additional work related to a $18.5 million improvement project. A similar closure will take place on Rucker Road in 2019 too.

"These closures will significantly inconvenience residents who live along Rucker and Mayfield as well as a large number of commuters who travel to and from Alpharetta from Cherokee and Cobb Counties," Alpharetta Director of Public Works Pete Sewczwicz said in a statement. "Unfortunately, that is unavoidable, so the best thing we can do is push through these projects and get the roads reopened as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding."


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