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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Milton Widening Bethany Road; No Notice Given To Affected Residents.


Some Bethany Residents say their voices were not considered in unexpected road widening.

By Tim Enloe; Accessmilton.com

Starting Monday, Bethany Road between Mayfield and Providence will be getting a face lift as well as widening between 1 foot to 16 inches on both sides.

Construction will occur between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until the middle of November.  Motorists should expect heavy traffic delays. 

Bethany Road is an open road neighborhood which is home to over 44 families with parcels ranging in size from two to ninety acres. Many longtime residents are bothered that no notice or consideration was given prior, with unexpected marking crews walking into and marking eight to ten feet into yards. 

When contacted by one neighbor as to why no notice was given, a City of Milton staff member responded that the information "was on the city website."

Within the last thirty days, two wrecks have transpired at the intersection of Mayfield and Bethany and one hit and run took out over fifty feet of one resident's fence as well as a neighboring mail box. 

Some believe the widening will do nothing but increase the already incredibly high speeds which have been widely ignored by local authorities since the city incorporated in 2006.

For more information, contact Angie Kapijimpanga with Milton's Department of Public Works at (678) 297-2562 or angie.kapijimpanga@cityofmiltonga.us.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You mean beside the press releases, newspaper articles, YouTube video, giant flashing sign ...

Anonymous said...

Okay DIYM...the press releases and city website only mentioned paving, not a reconstruction and widening.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and don't contact Angie, she doesn't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

Verbatim:

Roads to be reconstructed include:

Hamby Road from Hopewell Road to the Forsyth County Line
Bethany Road from Providence Road to Alpharetta City Limits
Dinsmore Road from Freemanville Road to North Valley Road

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!!

Anonymous said...

So when are they widening club creek drive? No doubt that's on the list cause its a city street and all!!!!

Anonymous said...

Some people are never satisfied or happy. Life is much more enjoyable when you realize change is inevitable.
Milton's population has grown significantly over the last fifteen years and is continuing to grow. Should the infrastructure remain the same?

Anonymous said...

Change is fine as long as others aren't impacted negatively.