Saturday, March 30, 2013
Funding is coming from a voter-approved bond and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Local residents and passers-through Roswell could begin to see signs of progress surrounding the Holcomb Bridge Road/Ga 400 interchange in 2014, according to the city. Enhancements to the heavily congested interchange have long been demanded by commuters, but never actually funded - until now. "As a general summary, you should see construction activity starting as early as next summer," said Roswell Department of Transportation Director Steve Acenbrak. The initiative as a whole is being treated as three separate bond projects, according to Acenbrak. Both a bond approved by city residents and money provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation will fund the projects. See the full project study and infographic in the PDFs attached to …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Roswell, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Roswell to make it an even better place to live? Several surveys on Roswell Patch over the last year asked residents to give ideas on how to improve Roswell and describe its character. The response was both positive and negative. What is on your Roswell wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
North Fulton motorists are getting some help this year from the North Fulton CID, GDOT–and even some of their toll dollars used for them.
Gov. Nathan Deal got stuck in traffic a few months ago, so North Fulton is getting another lane on both sides of GA 400. Deal announced funding for an additional lane north and south between McFarland Road and the toll plaza in his State of the State Address. It was a secret he'd been keeping for months, having worked on the proposal with Brandon Beach of the GA Department of Transportation Board. Deal is the chairman of the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). All the funding is coming from a combination of motor fuel dollars (GDOT) and toll money from SRTA, Beach said. So you might not like the extension of GA 400 tolls, but at least some of that money is being used to ease your commute. As long as you don't have to drive after dark…
Friday, March 4, 2011
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood was one of more than 100 Roswell residents who listened to and suggested ideas about revamping of the Atlanta Street corridor.
The Roswell historic district's main corridor along Atlanta Street is in desperate need of more pedestrian and cyclist friendly paths. Furthermore, its reversible lanes need to go. Those were among the most prominent suggestions made Thursday evening, Mar. 3, by Roswell residents who attended a public information meeting about the Historic Gateway Project. The project is part of an effort to upgrade and improve Atlanta Street from the Riverside/Azalea intersection to Highway 120. This corridor, which runs 1.25 miles, is considered to be one of the main entrances into Roswell. More than 100 people turned out for the meeting, which was the first of six that will be held by the city to allow residents an opportunity to chime in on how the …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Roswell's historic district is set to undergo some definite improvements in January.
The new year brings new improvements to Canton Street. Roswell Department of Transportation (RDOT) has big plans for the quaint historic district beginning in January. According to the city, the RDOT will begin the historic district transportation improvements on Jan. 7 by reversing the one-way traffic from westbound to eastbound along Plum Street - between Canton and Green streets. "This will increase business visibility for merchants on Green Street and help to improve circulation in the area," the city release stated. Further down the street in front of The Chandlery retail store, the city will lose two parking spaces, but gain additional pedestrian sidewalk square footage when they block the spaces off from vehicle access by filling …