Johns Creek adds Chattahoochee turn lane, weighs Cauley Creek field space | Johns Creek News

by Fulton Watch News Feed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Drivers along Taylor Road, stuck in the whirlwind of school drop-off and pickup at Chattahoochee High School and Taylor Road Middle School, may see less congestion by the end of summer.

The Johns Creek City Council approved $385,379 in construction contracts and contingencies at its May 9 meeting for a new left-turn lane between Mortons Crossing and Starfire Lane. The project is intended to alleviate congestion along Taylor Road, which connects both schools and several subdivisions to Jones Bridge Road.

Construction is expected to begin at the end of the school year with completion in August.

The city is funding the project with some of its Local Maintenance Improvement Grant, a Georgia Department of Transportation program that distributes a portion of collected gas taxes to local governments for transportation improvements.

The item was approved the same night as it was discussed at the council work session, an unusual occurrence. Mayor Johns Bradberry noted that items from the work session usually are not brought up for a vote on the same night. Generally, they are added to the next scheduled regular meeting’s agenda.

“The thought was that those two weeks would be critical to save construction time during school starting,” Bradberry said. “So, I appreciate that we were flexible and, I think, exercising common sense, which is important in government, right?”

Also at its May 9 meeting, the City Council approved a $387,000 engineering contract for a trail and bike lane along the southbound side of Barnwell Road, funded through Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST, II.

Stretching 1.5 miles between Niblick Drive and North Peak Drive, the project will provide a 4-foot-wide bike lane, a curb and gutter, and an 8-foot-wide trail along the west side of the road. Construction for the…

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