December 29, 2014
Johns Creek's Parsons Road – from Hampstead Way to Stonegrove Overlook – will be closed starting Jan. 5 for up to nine months while crews replace the aging Parsons Road Bridge over Johns Creek. The bridge is located about .9 miles west of Medlock Bridge Road/Ga 141.
"We know this will be a big inconvenience for many people, but the bridge has to be replaced for safety," said Public Works Director Tom Black. "It is 50 years old and is in its last years of functionality. We will work as hard and as diligently as we can to finish the project at the earliest possible time. Closing both lanes at the same time should help speed completion of the project."
Residents and commuters should consider alternative routes, such as Abbotts Bridge Road. Fulton County Schools and emergency agencies have been alerted and have planned for the closure.
The replacement bridge will be wider and will include a 10-foot-wide trail on one side and a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the other side. The existing bridge has no room for pedestrians or bicyclists.