Traffic driving southbound on Medlock Bridge will soon see some relief!
Hoorah, hoorah! Traffic in Relief in Sight!
Traffic Relief for Medlock Bridge Rd – South
A massive concrete island has been removed(red circle), and smaller one was replaced yesterday.
This will allow for a 3rd lane to open up (yellow line) and Cross over State Bridge Rd. Currently, there is already a 3rd lane, south of State Bridge Rd.
This strategic move will allow for “Stacking” and relieve some congestion from Medlock Bridge Subdivision and southbound.
Johns Creek Post Editor, Ernest Moosa applauded the long awaited event. He has been advocating this for several years now.
To truly make a difference though, additional changes are needed. A genuine third lane & dedicated right turn lane onto State Bridge Rd from Viande Rouge and south, will make the biggest impact.
We’ve circled the property in red to indicate where we think the additional lanes should starts going southbound.
It is unlikely that additional lanes or Right of Way acquisition will happen on those parcels, rumored to be owned by current GDOT board member Mark Burkhalter. The road is also named after him.
The parcels are indicated to be owned by “AKIN VENTURE LTD LLLP.” Tenants have stated they pay their rent to Mark Burkhalter.
As a GDOT Board member, he is a deciding voice in the projects and budget for our area. Some watchdogs question the ethics of being on a State board and owning property on a State Route, if that is the case.
Mark Burkhalter’s GDOT Board term expires April, 2019. It is unknown, if he will be re-elected or replaced by the “Blue Wave” that has swept the Johns Creek area in the last election.
We would like to thank Councilman Chris Coughlin who made this intersection improvement a Campaign promise. It is refreshing to see a Politician fulfill his commitments.
We would also like to thank the new Public Works Director Lynette Baker, who has been very responsive to the project and working to see this implemented.