(Forsyth County, GA) Drivers who use Pittman Road in west Forsyth County to navigate between Bethelview Road to Post Road will have to find an alternate route starting June 1. The road will be temporarily closed to all thru traffic from June 1 to June 12 to replace the cross drain north of Arcanum Place.
The drain replacement comes with other big changes that have been affecting Pittman Road over the past few years. A new fire station, Station 11, opened in September of 2020 at 4655 Pittman Road to improve service times to the western part of Forsyth County. Previously wooded property along Pittman Road was cleared to make way for the Northfield development by Toll Brothers. The first phase of the luxury home community is still under construction, but all 36 home sites have been sold. Now, land has been cleared on the other side of Pittman Road for further future development.
Chinmaya Gurukul at 4980 Pittman Road, which is the “spiritual home” or ashram of Chinmaya Mission Alpharetta, also completed a major construction project over the past few years. The new wing opened in August 2022 and enabled the organization to host larger events and more classes.
With the increased traffic on Pittman Road from all of these developments, some residents have concerns that the road might not be able to handle the influx of cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
“Plus the construction noise has been constant,” sighed one resident. “It’s exhausting.”
As the county continues to grow, residents are also concerned about the difficulty exiting from Pittman onto Bethelview Road, especially when making a left turn. Forsyth County installed a traffic light at Post and Pittman in 2020 after several significant accidents at the intersection, but as of now there isn’t a light at the opposite end of Pittman Road.
With these traffic concerns in mind, the new drain may be the first step toward other improvements along Pittman Road that will hopefully keep it a safe and efficient Forsyth County roadway.
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