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Construction Set To Begin On Next Section Of AlphaLoop

Released October 04, 2022 03:02 PM
On October 24 the City of Alpharetta will break ground on the latest expansion of its AlphaLoop, a multiuse path looping through the community and connecting amenities like Downtown, Avalon, the North Point District, and the Big Creek Greenway.  A groundbreaking ceremony for the $15.2 million segment spanning the area between Old Milton and Northwinds Parkways will be held beginning at 4:00 PM behind the Village Tavern restaurant located at 11555 Rainwater Drive.

First introduced as a multi-year project in 2016, the first segment of the AlphaLoop was opened in April 2020 to connect Downtown Alpharetta and Avalon, two of the city’s most popular destinations.  That segment also provides pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to three separate park spaces totaling 10 acres.  When completed, the AlphaLoop will connect to the Big Creek Greenway which, itself, spans 20 miles from Roswell into Forsyth County.

Plans include elevated walkways and overlook spaces, pocket parks, a tunnel, lake and streams, along with a bike sharing system and public art.

The driving concept at the core of the AlphaLoop is to better connect neighborhoods, improve travel and mobility by providing alternatives to driving, spur economic development, and elevate the overall quality of life for Alpharetta’s residents and visitors.  To that end, the path network will connect to the location that MARTA has designated for its future bus rapid transit (BRT) station along Georgia 400.  With more than 15,000 jobs located within ¼ mile of the AlphaLoop, the connection to the regional public transit system brings much desired commute alternatives to a large number of workers that fuel the local economy.

The City of Alpharetta estimates the total cost for developing the roughly 6-mile AlphaLoop will be a little more than $30 million, with much of the funding coming from outside sources such as grants, developer contributions, and support from groups like the Atlanta Regional Commission and the North Fulton Community Improvement District.  More than $5 million in such outside funds have already been committed to pay for planning or construction of parts of the system.  This week, the City entered into an agreement to partner with the AlphaLoop Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by residents and business leaders that plans to raise at least $2 million to fund construction of the AlphaLoop.

To learn more about the AlphaLoop, please visit