The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) and City of Alpharetta today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Windward Parkway Phase II project – the CID’s latest construction start for a transportation improvement project since the opening of the Encore Parkway bridge in 2017. This second phase of the Windward Parkway project adds a triple-left-turn lane to improve transportation flow for drivers along and entering Windward Parkway from Georgia 400 northbound. The first phase, completed in 2011, added a right turn lane at the bottom of the Windward exit ramp as well as an eastbound lane along Windward from the off-ramp to North Point Parkway.
Windward Parkway is a regionally significant corridor with several large corporate headquarters, including McKesson, HP, Version, ADP and FiServ close to its interchange with Georgia 400. Due to its high volume of traffic, the North Fulton CID extensively studied this node to determine how to make the area more user friendly.
Originally envisioned in the CID’s Blueprint North Fulton master plan and also included in Blueprint North Fulton 2.0, Windward Parkway Phase II will have a noticeable impact on the commuters, residents and daily visitors by significantly improving the offramp traffic from Georgia 400. To accommodate the triple-left turn lanes and increase capacity, Windward Parkway will also be widened to three lanes from the northbound exit ramp intersection to the Westside Parkway/Deerfield Parkway intersection.
The $7.18M project is being jointly funded by the North Fulton CID, the City of Alpharetta, Georgia Department of Transportation, State Road and Tollway Authority and Fulton County. The total CID investment to date has been just over $1M.
“We are thrilled to see the City of Alpharetta and the greater North Fulton community continue to make improvements to Windward Parkway,” said Brandon Beach, North Fulton CID Executive Director. “We appreciate the support and collaboration of our partners that has allowed us the opportunity to improve such a high-traffic area.”
The project is scheduled for completion in 2020. For regular updates about the Windward Parkway Phase II project, visit www.NorthFultonCID.com.
To learn more about the North Fulton CID, visit www.NorthFultonCID.com or call 678-397-0568. To learn more about the City of Alpharetta, visit www.alpharetta.ga.us or call 678-297-6000.