The North Fulton Community Improvement District marked the completion of the Northwinds Parkway Extension Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 29.
The extension creates a direct connection from Kimball Bridge Road to Old Milton Parkway.
Since its inception, the NFCID has worked to build out a local street grid system in North Fulton.
“We are excited about this new connection between two vital activity centers within our community,” said Board Chairman North Fulton CID Kerry Armstrong.
Haynes Bridge and Old Milton Parkway is the final piece in the completion of the extension from Kimball Bridge to Old Milton Parkway.
“The goal is to allow employees and residents to have more options for local trips around the community,” said Senator Brandon Beach.
The enhancement is intended to offer an alternate route for traveling to and from the growing collection of commercial, residential and entertainment areas in Alpharetta.
“With the residential and commercial areas around Old Milton Parkway growing exponentially, this connection is essential to the overall connectivity of Alpharetta,” said Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle.
According to Beach, the extension allows an employee on Haynes Bridge Road access to Avalon on Old Milton Parkway for lunch without having to drive on Georgia 400.
“We are thrilled the community now has access to the various districts in Alpharetta through the Northwinds Parkway extension,” said Belle Isle.
The North Fulton CID, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the city of Alpharetta collaborated on the $6 million project to build out Northwinds Parkway from where it previously ended at Kimball Bridge Road to meet Old Milton Parkway.
The project was originally conceived by the North Fulton CID, local community and business leaders in 2007.
“This project was broken up into two phases in order to meet timelines necessary for the opening of Gwinnett Tech’s North Fulton campus,” said Jarvis.
The partnerships required for this project to be completed additionally factored into the timeline.
“This punch-through will relieve traffic on Georgia 400 and provide vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians a safe, alternate route,” said Armstrong.
In addition to improving connectivity for the city and the broader North Fulton community, the Northwinds Parkway Extension benefits the Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus of Gwinnett Technical College, Avalon and the new Jackson Healthcare Alpharetta campus.
A traffic light has been installed at the Northwinds-Old Milton intersection and an entrance on the east side of the school to assist with traffic flow.
Beach added that the NFCID, Georgia Department of Transportation, and Alpharetta completed the northern section in 2016 while Pulte Homes recently completed the southern section as part of a residential development.
To learn more about the North Fulton CID, visit www.NorthFultonCID.com or call 678-397-0570.