Encore Parkway Corridor Improvement

Start Date

January 2009

completion date

August 2017

total cid investment


The Encore Parkway Corridor Improvement project consists of enhancing the two-lane Encore Parkway between Westside Parkway and North Point Parkway and replacing the previously existing bridge over GA 400. The new roadway includes two 14-foot travel lanes, two 6-foot bicycle lanes and two 8-foot sidewalks with landscaped buffers on each side and a raised, landscaped median. The Encore Parkway bridge was reconstructed to accommodate future GA 400 widening. The new bridge and roadway included trees, landscaping, pedestrian lighting, street furniture and architectural bridge elements, creating a more walkable environment while maintaining and enhancing crucial transportation features.

The improved connection will benefit those traveling from the growing collection of commercial, residential and entertainment areas west of GA 400 to the North Point Parkway commercial corridor east of GA 400, including the nearly 240,000 annual visitors who attend events at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The connection creates the first east-west pedestrian/bicycle connection to Alpharetta’s popular Big Creek Greenway.

Construction on the project began on January 4, 2016. The bridge was closed from January 4 – November 23, 2016, to accommodate an aggressive construction schedule. In coordination with local business owners, True North 400 held to the promised construction schedule to have the bridge reopened for car traffic by the 2016 holiday shopping season to accommodate increased traffic at North Point Mall. The project was fully completed in August 2017.

Financial commitment

True North 400 funded $6 million of this $17.9 million project.


  • City of Alpharetta
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Atlanta Regional Commission
  • State Road and Tollway Authority

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