Regional project to widen McGinnis Ferry Road in design phase

The cities of Alpharetta and Johns Creek, Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation are partnering on this project. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The cities of Alpharetta and Johns Creek, Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation are partnering on this project. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The cities of Alpharetta and Johns Creek, Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation are partnering on this project. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The cities of Alpharetta and Johns Creek, Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation partnered on a project to widen McGinnis Ferry Road from Sargent to Union Hill roads, totaling about 4.6 miles. The proposed design includes two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot-wide raised median; a 16-foot-wide urban shoulder along the north side with a 10-foot-wide multiuse path; and a 12-foot-wide urban shoulder along the south side with a 6-foot-wide sidewalk. Project design was still underway as of mid-March.

Timeline: TBD


Cost: $36 million-$44 million

Funding sources: Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, GDOT, federal funds
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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