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Isakson cuts ribbon on road project
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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, cuts the ribbon on the Johnson Ferry Road/Abernathy Road widening project as other officials look on. From left, District 6 Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny, Perimeter Community Improvement Districts President Yvonne Williams, District 5 Sandy Springs City Councilman Tibby DeJulio, District 51 State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, District 32 State Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, Georgia Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Todd Long (behind Hill), District 6 GDOT board member Brandon Beach and Sandy Springs City Councilmen Gabriel Sterling (District 4) and Chip Collins (District 3).
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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, cuts the ribbon on the Johnson Ferry Road/Abernathy Road widening project as other officials look on. From left, District 6 Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny, Perimeter Community Improvement Districts President Yvonne Williams, District 5 Sandy Springs City Councilman Tibby DeJulio, District 51 State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, District 32 State Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, Georgia Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Todd Long (behind Hill), District 6 GDOT board member Brandon Beach and Sandy Springs City Councilmen Gabriel Sterling (District 4) and Chip Collins (District 3).
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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, speaks as, background from left, District 32 State Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, and District 4 Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabriel Sterling look on.
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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, speaks as, background from left, District 32 State Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, and District 4 Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabriel Sterling look on.
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In a news release, the city of Sandy Springs and the Georgia Department of Transportation announced U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, last week cut the ribbon on a much-anticipated project in Sandy Springs, the Johnson Ferry Road/Abernathy Road widening. The ceremony was at the intersection of Abernathy and Wright roads.

Isakson has been a driving force behind the widening project that has been in the works for a number of years and is expected to provide better travel times for thousands of motorists each day.

“This event will be a celebration of better traffic flow in an area that has witnessed an incredible increase in traffic congestion during the past two decades,” Georgia DOT Deputy Commissioner Todd Long said. “I am so pleased in the partnerships that have made this project such a success. With Sen. Isakson’s support and with the planning and coordination with FHWA and the city of Sandy Springs, I believe we have a roadway that will serve this area very well for years to come.”

The project will widen Abernathy Road from Johnson Ferry Road to Roswell Road from two lanes to four lanes. It also includes 4-foot bike lanes, 16-foot shoulders with 8-foot sidewalks and is divided by a 16- to 32-foot raised median.

The Abernathy Road widening project was done in conjunction with the Johnson Ferry Road widening project, which included widening Johnson Ferry Road from Columns Drive to Abernathy Road. This project provides six travel lanes from Columns Drive to Riverside Drive, four travel lanes from Riverside Drive to Abernathy Road, a 16-foot raised median, 4-foot bike lanes and 16-foot shoulders with 8-foot sidewalks.

The project cost is $25.7 million and the contractor is C.W. Matthews.
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