South Fulton Pkwy Access Management Study
The South Fulton Parkway Access Management Plan is a planning study that was completed in June 2011 by the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Office of Planning. The purpose of the study is to develop a corridor plan for South Fulton Parkway (”the Parkway”) that establishes access management policies and guidelines that will address potential transportation issues and accommodate land use issues as the Parkway develops.
Ideally, access management policies should be applied in the semi-rural/emergent suburban phase of corridor development. In this phase, right-of-way is still available, access along the corridor is consolidated, vested interests are not yet well established, and there is the potential to adopt techniques early on that will have a powerful influence on future travel behavior.
The Access Management Plan is intended to evaluate existing and potential future access points in order to preserve the operational effectiveness of the Parkway. This plan analyzed current and future year land use patterns and the resulting traffic, corridor level of service (LOS), and crash data, in order to provide a comprehensive review of transportation projects and development opportunities that will impact the South Fulton Parkway Corridor in the future.
South Fulton Parkway Corridor
South Fulton Parkway is approximately 20-miles in length, extending from the I-85/I-285 interchange in College Park, Georgia west to the Chattahoochee River at the Douglas County Line. The Parkway serves as a major transportation conduit between south Fulton County, points west, and Metro Atlanta. This corridor is anticipating substantial growth as well as increases in the resulting traffic volumes over the next several decades.
In order to achieve the Parkway’s vision it is imperative that the transportation investments in this corridor are protected and that there is an understanding of the necessary transportation improvements required through the horizon year, 2030.
For specific questions regarding access management, please visit the Department's access management website.
If you have questions, please contact GDOT Project Manager Kyle Mote, at firstname.lastname@example.org