In 2003, Fulton County submitted an application requesting Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds for a Crabapple Streetscape Phase II project. The county received a TE grant through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in 2004 for $500,000 in construction funds. These federal funds required a local match of at least 20 percent which is used to fund all of design and right of way acquisition costs. In 2007, GDOT approved the transfer of the federal funds from Fulton County to the newly formed City of Milton.
In the first few years of incorporation, Milton was going through several planning efforts and was focusing local match dollars on major intersection work. GDOT worked with Milton to allow time for the required matching funds to be budgeted, and for city staff to review the overall Crabapple area plans before initiating the project. Milton submitted a revised application for the proposed Crabapple Area TE project in June 2011. GDOT received approval of the application by the Congressional District 6 State Transportation Board Member and issued a Memorandum of Understanding on May 15, 2012.
Milton reviewed several project locations in the Crabapple area, connecting to the work that was done in the county’s Phase I project. A concept was developed for providing streetscape improvements on Mayfield Road and a public meeting was held November 4, 2013. Milton began design work in 2014, environmental studies in 2015, easement acquisition in 2016, and bid the project for construction in 2017. The construction bid allowed for eight months of construction. The notice to proceed was issued to Excellere Construction on November 17, 2017.
We're pleased to report that the major project components have just been completed, and final landscaping and roadway paving is scheduled to finalize the project in the next month. We also have plans to add pedestrian lighting along the sidewalk later this year.