North Fulton residents’ opinions sought on Ga. 9 reconstruction

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JULY 9, 2013 WOODSTOCK Members of the public attend a public hearing at the Woodstock Public Library Tuesday, July 9, 2013. It is the first of two public hearings this week where people can review and comment on three private contractors' proposals for the design, construction and partial financing of the to build the up-to-$1 billion I-75//I-575 Northwest Corridor project in Cobb and Cherokee counties. The GDOT is expected to choose a proposal by the end of the month. The NWC project will build two new managed lanes along the west side of I-75 between its interchanges with I-285 and I-575. The lanes will be separated from the existing interstate and will be reversible - carrying traffic southbound during the morning commute and northbound in the evenings. Above the I-575 interchange, one new reversible lane will be added in the I-75 center median to Hickory Grove Road and a similar new I-575 lane will extend to Sixes Road. Drivers will have to pay a variable-rate toll, based on traffic volume, for access to the lanes.KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM
JULY 9, 2013 WOODSTOCK  Members of the public attend a public hearing  at the Woodstock Public Library Tuesday, July 9, 2013.  It is the first of two public hearings this week where people can review and comment on three private contractors' proposals for the design, construction and partial financing of the to build the up-to-$1 billion I-75//I-575 Northwest Corridor project in Cobb and Cherokee counties.  The GDOT is expected to choose a proposal by the end of the month. The NWC project will build two new managed lanes along the west side of I-75 between its interchanges with I-285 and I-575. The lanes will be separated from the existing interstate and will be reversible - carrying traffic southbound during the morning commute and northbound in the evenings. Above the I-575 interchange, one new reversible lane will be added in the I-75 center median to Hickory Grove Road and a similar new I-575 lane will extend to Sixes Road. Drivers will have to pay a variable-rate toll, based on traffic volume, for access to the lanes.KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

JULY 9, 2013 WOODSTOCK Members of the public attend a public hearing at the Woodstock Public Library Tuesday, July 9, 2013.  KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alpharetta City Hall to gather opinions about a proposal to widen State Route 9.

GDOT plans to widen and reconstruct Ga. 9 from Upper Hembree Road to Windward Parkway, in one of the fastest growing communities in North Fulton.

The widening project would include a reconfiguration of side roads, installation of a multi-use path, sidewalks, and signal upgrades.

Additional project information is available on the Georgia DOT website.

The public can ask questions or record their comments at the open house. Written statements can also be submitted until July 7 to:

Ms. Hiral Patel, P.E.

State Environmental Administrator

Georgia Department of Transportation

600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30308


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