JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — After five years of discussions, the Johns Creek City Council voted 5-2 May 20 to accept a bid for $589,743 with CMEC to install new traffic easing measures along Buice Road.
The construction plan is an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Alpharetta which will pay $250,000 toward the plan.
Traffic calming measures will include mini-roundabouts, new medians and the removal of speed humps along Buice Road in the Pinewalk subdivision. The road will also be resurfaced. The road connects to two heavily traveled main streets: Jones Bridge Road and Kimball Bridge Road.
Council members Chris Coughlin and John Broadberry voted against the motion, saying they think the job could have been performed at a lower cost.
“I cannot support the motion as I’ve expressed in the past work sessions,” Coughlin said. “We probably could’ve gotten this done by — reducing by a factor of 10.”
Councilwoman Stephanie Endres said she was banking on the fact that the council would address any issues that come up, including speeding after the removal of speed tables on the road. Mayor Mike Bodker agreed, saying he had received many messages as of late from Pinewalk residents thanking him for the city’s efforts.
“We should live up to the promise we ultimately made, which is that we’re trying to make a safe, operational corridor there along Buice Road,” Bodker said.
The notice to proceed with the project is June 1, according to the contract with CMEC, and the project is set for completion Sept. 30.