North Fulton CID Approves Funding for Big Creek Parkway Planning Study
City of Roswell, CID to share cost of local match
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2013) –At its January board meeting, the North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) approved $35,000 to help fund phases three and four of the Big Creek Parkway planning study. The Big Creek Parkway is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which lists needed road projects around the region and prioritizes them for support.
The entire planning study costs $350,000 and will be paid for with a $280,000 federal/state commitment to the project. The City of Roswell and the CID have both agreed to contribute $35,000, totaling a $70,000 local match.
Phases three and four were identified in an earlier Big Creek Bridge Road Corridor Study that took place in 2010. The study will evaluate two north-south roadways parallel to Ga. 400 that would connect Holcomb Bridge Road at Davis Circle on the West, and at North Point Parkway on the East side. A public meeting on the Big Creek Parkway Bridge was held in August 2012 to unveil plans for the proposed 2-lane roadway.
“This is a 10-to-1 match – the CID’s $35,000 will help complete a $350,000 planning study for the city and citizens of Roswell,” said state Senator Brandon Beach, executive director of the North Fulton CID. “The study also helps us explore new ways to alleviate the congestion at the Ga. 400 and Holcomb Bridge interchange, and new connections to Big Creek Park and the Big Creek Greenway.”
Updated information from the City of Roswell is available at www.roswellgov.com/bcp, or the city’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/CityofRoswellGA. For more information on the North Fulton Community Improvement District, contact Kristin Rome, Project Assistant, at (678) 397-0570, or visit www.NorthFultonCID.com.
About the North Fulton Community Improvement District
The North Fulton Community Improvement District is made up of commercial properties stretching along Georgia 400 from Mansell Road north to McFarland Road. This group of committed business leaders is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing North Fulton by accelerating infrastructure and quality of life projects. For more information on the North Fulton Community Improvement District, contact Kristin Rome, Project Assistant, at (678) 397-0570, or visit www.NorthFultonCID.com.