Northwinds Parkway Extension
Start Date: October 2012
Completion Date: Phase 1 - November 2016; Phase 2 - August 2017
Total CID Investment: $2,000,000
Originally conceived by the North Fulton CID and local community and business leaders in 2007, the Northwinds Parkway Extension project is a joint effort to build out Northwinds Parkway, which previously ended at Kimball Bridge Road, to Old Milton Parkway. This enhancement offers an alternate route for those traveling to and from the growing collection of commercial, residential and entertainment areas in Alpharetta.
In addition to improving connectivity within the City of Alpharetta and the broader North Fulton community, the Northwinds Parkway Extension Project benefits the new Gwinnett Technical College Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus [http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/campus/north-fulton-campus/], located on Old Milton Parkway across from Avalon. The extension includes the addition of a traffic light at the Northwinds-Old Milton intersection and an entrance on the west side of the school.
The Northwinds Parkway extension was envisioned in the CID’s Blueprint North Fulton master plan, and was included in the North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan completed in 2010.
The first phase of the project was completed November 17, 2016. The remainder of the Northwinds Parkway extension to Kimball Bridge Road will be completed by Pulte Homes in 2017 as part of a residential development.
The first phase of this project totaled $6 million and was jointly funded by the North Fulton CID, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the City of Alpharetta. The North Fulton CID’s contribution totaled $2 million.