Left Turns To Be Eliminated At Devore Road And State Route 9

Released March 16, 2018 01:20 PM

The City of Alpharetta will begin construction March 26 on safety improvements to the intersection of Devore Road and State Route 9.  When completed, the project will change the intersection to a right-in / right-out only configuration; eliminating all left turns to and from Devore Road.

Devore At SR9 Safety Improvement

“The Devore Road intersection has seen an increasing number of vehicle crashes over the past several months,” stated Pete Sewczwicz, Alpharetta’s Director of Public Works.  “Nearly all of those incidents have involved a motorist attempting to make a left turn from Devore Road onto State Route 9 or onto Devore from State Route 9.  Eliminating those left turn movements will significantly improve public safety and prevent dangerous T-bone crashes.”

According to Sewczwicz, the elimination of left turn movements at the intersection is a temporary measure.  A traffic signal will be installed as part of either a Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project or improvements made as part of the redevelopment of an adjacent private property.  Sewczwicz noted that GDOT’s plans for State Route 9 include creating a four-way, signalized intersection by aligning Roswell Street with Devore Road.

“We recognize that temporarily eliminating left turns at Devore Road will be an inconvenience to many motorists,” Sewczwicz admitted, “but a little inconvenience is a small price to pay so that we can prevent vehicle crashes and injuries.”