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Ridgewalk Parkway Widening To Start This Week

The road's widening will be done ahead of the opening of the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta.

With one road project under its belt, the city of Woodstock will soon start another one.

Motorists should expect the widening of Ridgewalk Parkway to start some time this week. The road will be widened between the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta's main entrance and Ridge Trail. 

The Woodstock City Council last month unanimously approved an agreement Community & Southern Bank to use a loan to pay for the road improvements. 

The loan amount was approved at $2.7 million, with a 1.85 percent interest rate fixed for three years. 

The agreement called for the loan to be secured with up to $2.7 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, IV dollars. 

The city, along with Horizon Properties, the outlet mall's developer, and Cherokee County all chipped in to pay for the roadway's improvements.

Ridgewalk Parkway's improvements come on the heels of the city announcing on Friday that the relocation of Woodstock Parkway has been completed.

Woodstock Parkway was shifted to the eastern part of the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta's property, and also realigned with the entrance to the Meridian at Ridgewalk neighborhood. 

The new intersection with Meridian Drive is in full operation and also has a working traffic signal. 

The old Woodstock Parkway will be used as the entrance to the outlet mall, which is under construction and slated to open in July.

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