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City receives state transportation grant

August 25, 2020

McGinnis Ferry RoadThe City of Johns Creek was awarded a Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grant in the amount of $1,000,000 by the State Road and Tollway Authority.

The GTIB funds will be used for phase one of the city’s McGinnis Ferry Road Widening Project. The initial phase of the project will widen McGinnis Ferry Road from two to four lanes from Seven Oaks Parkway to Sargent Road creating additional travel lanes and dedicated left and right turn lanes will allowing turning vehicles to get out of the way of through traffic. The full project widens McGinnis Ferry from Sargent Road, in Johns Creek, to Union Hill Road, in Alpharetta, connecting to State Route 400.

“I am grateful to the GTIB and the State Road and Tollway Authority for making this funding available, as well as to our city staff who worked so hard on this grant application,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “This project will aid in easing traffic congestion and create safer roadways for drivers getting to work or school or heading home. These improvements are an investment for our residents and in our city’s success for years to come.”

The McGinnis Ferry Road Widening Project is one of the city’s TSPLOST projects. This project is being completed in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Forsyth County, and the city of Alpharetta.

Construction on the city’s McGinnis Ferry Road Widening Project is anticipated to begin in early 2021. On November 8, 2016 voters in Fulton County considered a 5-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation Purposes (TSPLOST). For more information about this and other city transportation projects please visit www.JohnsCreekGA.gov.