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Public Comment Needed On Waters Road Bridge Replacement

Released November 18, 2022 03:17 PM

The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposed project to replace the existing bridge over Long Indian Creek on Waters Road.  Citizens are encouraged to visit https://bit.ly/3EJp4pu before 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 8 to view the project details and provide feedback.  While on the site, citizens can also signup to receive updates and the latest news on the $3.95 million project.


Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) engineers have been working with the City of Alpharetta to replace the bridge due to the condition of the bridge, which does not meet current design standards for load carrying capacity and is currently posted for weight restrictions.  Further, the current aging bridge is showing signs of deterioration.


The proposed replacement is an approximately 85-foot-long single span PSC beam bridge with concrete deck on the existing alignment. The typical section of the proposed bridge consists of two 11-foot travel lanes (one in each direction), 3-foot-wide gutters, 6-foot 6-inch-wide sidewalks, and 1-foot 2 ½-inch wide parapets on each side of the bridge. The roadway typical section will transition from the existing two 10-foot lanes curb, gutter, and sidewalks to two 11-foot lanes with curb and gutter, 11-foot urban shoulders including 5-foot sidewalks.  The existing pedestrian bridges that flank each side of the bridge will be removed.


As currently proposed, Waters Road would remain open throughout the construction period.  Traffic would be detoured to a temporary bridge that will be installed adjacent to the existing bridge prior to that bridge’s demolition.