GDOT, cities host meeting on bicycle bridge on ’Hooch in Roswell

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ROSWELL, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the cities of Roswell and Sandy Springs will jointly host a public information meeting on the bicycle and pedestrian bridge along Ga. 9 over the Chattahoochee River.

The pedestrian improvements to Ga. 9 at the Chattahoochee River are a key element of Roswell and Sandy Springs’ efforts to revitalize the Ga. 9 corridor and to promote and improve recreational and multimodal use of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The goals of this project are to improve safety and operations and increase multimodal connectivity.

This project is funded with a federal earmark of $3 million and local funds from both cities.

Because federal money is involved, this project must follow the federal environmental guidelines as well as coordinate with GDOT.

Although Roswell is the official sponsor of the project, Sandy Springs has agreed to share the local match 50/50.

The elected officials from both cities have chosen a pre-stressed arch beam type for the bridge, to be put on the east side of the existing Ga. 9 bridge over the Chattahoochee River.

The public is invited to view the proposed project, ask questions and provide comment on the proposal from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Council Chambers at Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500.

This joint project connects the cities via a shared pedestrian/bicycle bridge over the Chattahoochee River along Ga. 9, connecting the bridge to the Ga. 9/Azalea Drive/Riverside Road intersection on the north side of the river.

The proposal also connects to the existing sidewalk along the east side of Ga. 9.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to view project information, ask questions and make comments. The meeting will be informal.

Information from the meeting will be displayed on the city’s website at http://www.roswellgov.com/index.aspx?nid=1292 after the meeting is held.

Comments can be sent to Mark Holmberg, P.E. at mholmberg@heath-lineback.com.