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.