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Sun Valley Connector in Roswell is on ‘fast track’
by Joan Durbin
jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
July 10, 2013 11:15 AM | 3258 views | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A conceptual design to connect Ga. Hwy 9 with the Warsaw Road extension in Roswell was approved by council members on Monday.

The proposed Sun Valley Drive extension “connects two roads that dead end that are pointing at each other,” Roswell Transportation Director Steve Acenbrak told council.

The extended Sun Valley Drive will improve traffic flow and reduce congestion on Ga. Hwy 9 and enhance the appeal of economic development on the corridor, Acenbrak said.

Sun Valley Drive will be widened with a center turn lane up to its existing end, and then drop the center lane to become a two-lane roadway to the Warsaw Road extension.

The half-mile project includes a multi-use trail, sidewalk, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and intersection improvements.

Total project costs, including engineering, rights-of-way acquisitions and construction, are estimated at $2.46 million. Rights-of-way are needed from 11 land parcels on the corridor.

Construction could begin as soon as 2015.

“This is a fast-track project for us,” Acenbrak said.

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July 31, 2013
Bad idea, Roswell! You were able to lure GM to the old UPS site off Warsaw, and now you want to inundate them and the condos behind them with a ton of traffic to siphon off Hwy 9? Besides which, you'd be destroying a wetlands area in the process? Is that quarter of a mile between Sun Valley Road and the intersection of Mansell/Hwy9 so impossible that it would justify ruining an entire community and wetlands? As someone who travels that quarter of a mile frequently, with very little annoyance, I can honestly say that that is not something that my tax dollars need to be spent on.
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