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By Hatcher Hurd, Alpharetta-Roswell Revue & News

ALPHARETTA, GA. – The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) has approved more than $800,000 in improvements at two Ga. 400 interchanges – Old Milton Parkway and Mansell Road. Ann Hanlon, North Fulton CID Chief operating officer, said these are last two projects in the CID's first tier. "So we are making progress," she said. At Mansell Road and Ga. 400, the CID is providing traffic relief for northbound cars exiting the expressway. "It is a question of cars stacking at the bottom of the exit because so many want to get into the left lanes on Mansell to go up North Point Parkway," Hanlon said. "We are giving them a third left-turn lane at Mansell and North Point." The construction of a triple-left-turn lane at the intersection of Mansell Road and North Point Parkway will replace the existing double-left-turn lane on Mansell Road east-bound, reducing traffic bottlenecks that affect Ga. 400 daily. What is even sweeter is the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) is funding the nearly $350,000 construction cost. Butch Thompson Enterprises of Kennesaw, Ga., will break ground on the project this fall. "The one thing we have promised our North Point Mall members is that the job will be done by Thanksgiving. It will not interfere with the holiday shopping," Hanlon said. At Old Milton Parkway, the CID is upgrading the entrance at Ga. 400 to upgrade it as it is one of the four gateways to the community off Ga. 400. The CID selected Russell Landscape Group to install more than $400,000 in trees, shrubs and other landscaping improvements 400 Old Milton. The landscaping will match previous CID projects completed throughout the commercial district. "Response to the CID's new landscaping projects at Windward Parkway, Haynes Bridge and Mansell Road has been very positive," said North Fulton CID Ann Hanlon. "These interchanges are a greeting card to anyone coming into the District. Once Old Milton Parkway is complete, all four interchanges will create gateway entrances to this vibrant commercial area." Both projects are part the CID's Blueprint North Fulton master plan. Blueprint North Fulton creates a cohesive vision to guide transportation and development initiatives throughout the commercial areas that make the up the CID in Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell. The North Fulton CID is made up of commercial properties stretching along Ga. 400 from Mansell Road north to McFarland Road. These business leaders are committed to maintaining and enhancing North Fulton by accelerating infrastructure and quality of life projects. For more information on the North Fulton CID, contact Ann Hanlon at (678) 397-0566, or visit

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