The North Fulton CID is excited to see one of its major projects moving closer to construction – Windward Parkway Phase II. The project has been a joint effort between the CID, the Georgia Department of Transportation, City of Alpharetta, State Road & Tollway Authority, and Fulton County. It has been one of the key improvement projects outlined in the North Fulton CID’s master plan, Blueprint North Fulton and its more recent update, Blueprint North Fulton 2.0.
In November, Alpharetta City Council took major steps towards moving this project forward and awarded the construction contract. The council also approved memorandums of understanding with the CID and Fulton County.
The project will reduce congestion at the high-traffic Georgia 400 interchange at Windward Parkway by adding a triple-left-turn exit lane that will extend westbound along Windward Parkway to Deerfield Parkway and Westside Parkway.
The project is part of an ongoing effort to improve transportation flow for drivers along and entering Windward Parkway from Georgia 400 northbound. The CID completed the first phase of the Windward Parkway project in December 2011, which added a dedicated right-turn lane to the GA-400 Northbound off-ramp with the additional lane ending at North Point Parkway. Prior to this improvement, northbound congestion at the Windward Parkway and GA-400 interchange was notorious with more than 168,000 cars passing through the interchange each day. The additional turn lane reduced stacking on the GA-400 offramp and improved traffic operations along GA-400 and Windward Parkway.
Windward Parkway Phase II is slated for an 18-month construction period that is scheduled to begin this spring.