Alpharetta City Council awards construction contract for crosswalk at midblock of Marietta, South Main streets

A crosswalk at the mid-block of Marietta and South Main streets will be constructed within the next eight months, per the approval of a construction contract between the city of Alpharetta and Chattahoochee Group, Inc. (Courtesy city of Alpharetta)
A crosswalk at the midblock of Marietta and South Main streets will be constructed within the next eight months, per the approval of a construction contract between the city of Alpharetta and Chattahoochee Group Inc. (Courtesy city of Alpharetta)

A crosswalk at the midblock of Marietta and South Main streets will be constructed within the next eight months, per the approval of a construction contract between the city of Alpharetta and Chattahoochee Group Inc. (Courtesy city of Alpharetta)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a 6-1 council vote to approve the construction contract.

Alpharetta City Council members approved a contract between the city and Chattahoochee Group Inc. for the construction of a crosswalk at the midblock of Marietta and South Main streets, per a 6-1 council vote at the May 4 meeting.


The project will add a midblock crosswalk on South Main at Marietta, including the construction of brick medians to offer a refuge area for pedestrians and an installation of mast arms with a HAWK beacon system, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. Additional work will also include upgrading existing handicap ramps as well as additional concrete medians and striping, according to city documents. Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz said he also plans on adding some smaller landscaping, such as shrubs, to the refuge areas as well.

Construction is not anticipated to begin for another six months due to the lead time necessary for the crosswalk's mast arms, but once construction begins, it should be complete within 60 calendar days, according to city documents.
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.