Alpharetta starts Downtown City Center revitalization project - CBS46 News

Alpharetta starts Downtown City Center revitalization project

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ALPHARETTA, GA (CBS46) -

The City of Alpharetta broke ground Wednesday afternoon on a road construction project that marks the first step in its Downtown City Center revitalization project.

Officials kicked-off the relocation of the section of Haynes Bridge Road between Old Milton Parkway and Academy Street.

"Today is a major milestone in our efforts to revitalize Downtown Alpharetta and create the type of destination that our citizens have been asking for," stated Mayor Arthur Letchas. "With these few shovels of dirt, the development of City Center truly begins, and the dream that we have all been working towards becomes close to being reality."

On December 19, the city awarded a $2.29 million contract to C.W. Mathews Contracting to construct the new alignment of Haynes Bridge Road, shifting the roadway to the east beginning just north of Old Milton Parkway.

The project also includes the addition of a traffic circle near the intersection of Thompson Street and the addition of parallel parking along the northern section of the roadway.

The newly constructed section of Haynes Bridge Road will have only two travel lanes for cars.

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