Johns Creek Herald - March 16, 2017

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Alpharetta High School’s Nitish Sood was named a top Georgia volunteer.

AHS’ Nitish Sood top Georgia volunteer ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta High School student Nitish Sood is one of the top runners-up in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Georgia. Sood has also qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

be a vital addition to the transportation corridor,” Beach said. “One of the biggest complaints we have in the region is the lack east-west connectivity.” It will be an alternative to Old Milton Parkway-State Bridge, Holcomb Bridge Road and Abbotts Bridge Road (Ga. 120), he said. “GDOT is doing everything it can to minimize the impact on McGinnis,” Beach said. Johns Creek has put a great deal of focus on minimizing those impacts as well, Bodker said. “But there have been a lot of mixed-messages out there. So we are starting over and completely reset. People need to know definitively and with finality what will happen,” he said. That is why Bodker will lead a number of smaller meetings – he favors that because people can open up better and have their concerns addressed. Residents need to know what and where are arterial roads, collector roads and residential streets in the city he said. Each is designed as part of the overall transportation grid in the city. The new Ga. 400 exit is a double-edged sword. It means better access to 400 for local residents, but the price

... There have been a lot of mixedmessages out there. So we are starting over and completely reset. People need to know definitively and with finality what will happen.” MIKE BODKER Johns Creek mayor

is others will use it too. “But we are going to have one voice so that the information is clear and residents will know what their expectations are. “We are going to have fruitful, meaningful talks and deal with specifics.” Bodker said the meetings will begin “as soon as possible.” The city will develop contact information to those affected, but much of that has already been assembled, he said.


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