Windward Groundbreaking April 11

Windward Parkway Improvement Project Begins

Released April 11, 2019 11:38 AM
Officials broke ground April 11 on a $5.7 million project designed to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at the interchange of GA 400 and Windward Parkway.  The project will add a triple-left turn lane from the northbound off-ramp that will extend along Windward Parkway to Deerfield Parkway and Westside Parkway.

Construction is expected to run through August 2020.  Throughout the construction project motorists are advised to expect frequent closures of one westbound lane on Windward Parkway and heavy delays in the area.

“Unfortunately, in order to have the benefit of the additional westbound lane on Windward, motorists will have to live through a bit of pain during construction,” stated Alpharetta Director of Public Works Pete Sewczwicz.  “There will be extended periods during which we have to close one travel lane to make room for equipment and crews to do their work.”

The project is a joint effort of the City of Alpharetta, North Fulton Community Improvement District, Fulton County, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the State Road and Tollway Authority.

“We are grateful to our partners for helping to make this project happen,” said Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin.  “This project will bring much needed relief to motorists along one of our most congested sections of road.”

This is the second and final phase of a larger project to improve the northbound Windward Parkway interchange.  The first phase, completed in 2011, added a right turn lane at the bottom of the Windward exit ramp as well as an eastbound lane along Windward from the off-ramp to North Point Parkway.

Windward Triple Lefts
 Illustration Of Windward Parkway Project Phase 2