Alpharetta and North Fulton Community Improvement District officials turned Westside Parkway into a parking lot this afternoon, but it was only a prelude to the road’s long-awaited opening an hour or so later.
“This is the road that wouldn’t be built but got built anyway,” said Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle.
Belle Isle said in 2009 when the ribbon was cut for the southern section of Westside, connecting with Mansell Road, the thought was that in just a few months they’d all be back together to open this section.
“We had a foreclosure here, we had a bankruptcy here. We had a dispute among the property owners,” the mayor said.
Fast Facts About Westside Parkway
- The speed limit is 40 mph.
- Westide Parkway runs between Mansell Road near exit 8 on GA 400 to Windward Parkway near exit 11.
- Deerfield Parkway “extends” Westside from Windward north to GA 9
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