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State Begins 3-Year Project To Widen State Route 9

Released May 14, 2021 09:14 AM

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has kicked-off its State Route 9 Improvement Project, a 3-year effort that will ultimately result in a roadway featuring two travel lanes in each direction, raised center medians, center turn lanes at key locations, and other improvements along the length of the road from Upper Hembree Road to Windward Parkway. The project will connect to similar construction efforts to the north and south that will create a common road profile from the Chattahoochee River to Forsyth County.


In Alpharetta, the project is divided into two sections, so for more information on the roadway and construction designs, please visit:




Here, at the City of Alpharetta, we are working to get more detailed information from GDOT with respect to when various construction activities will occur, when lane and intersection closures may be scheduled, and other aspects of the project that will impact Alpharetta residents and those traveling State Route 9. We will provide that information to you as soon as it is made available to us.


Currently, however, the only information we have is that GDOT’s contractors can close lanes of State Route 9 at any time between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and anytime on Saturday throughout the 3-year life of the project. We have also been informed that GDOT’s primary contractor has 45 days within which to provide GDOT with their overall schedule for the project.


While we work to get additional information, residents who have specific questions or concerns about the construction activity can contact Sarmed (Sam) Hendow, the GDOT project manager for the State Route 9 Project, at