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Next Phase of Sun Valley Drive Extension

Post Date:02/03/2017 4:56 PM
Sun Valley Road Ext-Graphic-400x400The City of Roswell’s Department of Transportation will begin the next phase of construction on the Sun Valley Drive Extension project on Feb. 7, 2017. The project will extend the existing road from Alpharetta Highway (SR 9) east to Warsaw Road.

The City has already completed phase 1 of the project, which included grading an existing detention pond and creating two water treatment cells to enhance water quality and detention before the water reaches Foe Killer Creek. The next phase includes construction of the actual road extension and intersection improvements, as well as the creation of a roundabout at Warsaw road, and is expected to last for approximately 12 months, weather permitting.

Once complete, the Sun Valley Road Extension will establish a new route for those traveling from Mansell Road to Alpharetta Highway (SR 9). This will help to alleviate traffic at the intersection of Mansell Road and Alpharetta Highway and create some new multi-modal options and support economic development in the area.

The new road extension will be a “complete street” with:

• 11-foot travel lanes
• 4-foot bicycle lanes
• 5-foot sidewalk (southern side)
• 8-foot multi-use path (northern side)

Intersection improvements will be made at the intersection of Warsaw Road Extension and Finchley Drive/Timbercreek Circle (currently a cul-de-sac) and at the intersection of Sun Valley Drive and Alpharetta Highway. A single-lane roundabout will be located at the Warsaw intersection, while the Sun Valley intersection will see the addition of flashing yellow left-turn signals.

The project will be constructed by Vertical Earth, Inc., and costs approximately $4.2 million. Funding is provided by the City of Roswell’s bond referendum (approved by Roswell voters in November 2012), impact fees, and the City’s General Fund.

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