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ARC Awards $100,000 to Milton, Cobb County

ARC Awards $100,000 to Milton, Cobb County

ATLANTA -- Through its award-winning Livable Centers Initiative (LCI), the Atlanta Regional Commission is giving grant money to several local governments.

These grants will help the communities create new quality growth plans in certain locations or fund the implementation of a previously-awarded LCI study to enhance the livability of the areas.

The recipients for grants to fund new LCI study areas are the City of Milton and Cobb County, at $100,000 each.

"LCI has helped communities across Metro Atlanta re-tool and redesign over the years, creating more places that attract residents and businesses alike," said Tad Leithead, ARC chairman.

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Stay Up to Date on Milton Traffic Conditions with Nixle

Stay Up to Date on Milton Traffic Conditions with Nixle

MILTON, GA -- While 11Alive is working hard to bring North Georgia residents all of the latest updates on Winter Weather 2011, the City of Milton is providing its residents with up-to-date traffic conditions via Nixle.

To sign up for the alerts, visit the Nixle Web site or City of Milton Web site and select "Sign up for Emergency Alerts" from the Quick Links menu or under the "For Residents" tab.

Upon signing up, follow the on-screen instructions and make sure to choose to receive alerts from Milton under the "Settings" tab near the top right of the page. Simply signing up is not enough; residents must select the City of Milton's feed to stay informed.

Transportation Officials to Hold Georgia 400 Open House

Transportation Officials to Hold Georgia 400 Open House

ALPHARETTA, GA -- On Wednesday, Jan. 5, transportation officials will hold one of five Georgia 400 Corridor Improvement Projects Open Houses at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30009).

The meetings are designed to determine which new projects should be funded along the Georgia 400 corridor, which includes the Windward Parkway entrance near Milton.

The money for the projects comes as a result of a September 2010 Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) vote to extend the ground lease for the Georgia 400 Toll Road and its 50 cent toll for up to 10 years.

City of Milton Begins Fall Paving

MILTON, GA -- Milton will begin its fall paving schedule on Monday, Sept. 27, according to Carter Lucas, Milton's director of public works.

Three roads will be affected: Hickory Flat Road from the Fulton County line to Birmingham Highway (GA 372); Thompson Road from Hopewell Road to Tabbystone Place; and Morris Road from Webb Road to McGinnis Ferry Road.

"Paving operations are expected to last approximately two weeks on each section, depending on weather," said Lucas. "The project will begin on Hickory Flat, move to Thompson and finish on Morris."

The roads will remain open during paving, but will be reduced to one travel lane.

Alpharetta DPS Announces Safety Checkpoint Results

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is announcing the results from two safety checkpoints recently held in the cities of Alpharetta and Milton.

Commercial vehicle enforcement officers from Alpharetta, Roswell and Winder assisted the Milton Police Department with a commercial vehicle safety checkpoint in the City of Milton. Twenty-six commercial vehicles were subjected to various levels of inspections.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers issued 18 citations for violations, placed 11 vehicles out of service for serious infractions, arrested four drivers and placed four drivers out of service, preventing them from operating a commercial vehicle for a period of time.

The Alpharetta DPS also held a multi-agency safety checkpoint in Alpharetta with officers from the Georgia State Patrol, Gwinnett County Police, Sandy Springs Police and the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

During this checkpoint, 1,018 vehicles were checked.