Medlock Bridge/State Bridge Intersection Public Input Meeting - April 23, 2019

The City of Johns Creek will be holding a Public Input Meeting to present plans for the Medlock Bridge/SR141 and State Bridge Road intersection. The meeting will be held at the Municipal Court building at 11445 Johns Creek Parkway from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday April 23, 2019.

The meeting will review potential concepts for the intersection, which include extending six-lanes north of the Medlock Bridge/State Bridge Road intersection to St Ives Country Club Parkway/Grove Point Road, as well as extending a six-lane section west along State Bridge Road to Johns Creek High School.

Editorial:

  • This information is difficult to find on the City website. You will NOT find it on the homepage, but instead it is buried in the following navigation: Home / News & Events / News Archive / 2019 News / Medlock Bridge/State Bridge intersection public input meeting set for April 23. Find the post on the city website here.

  • The meeting is NOT being held at the new City Hall building that is prominently featured on the City website homepage as the first item, noting that “City Hall has MOVED! New City Hall building opened March 25”. The meeting will be held at the Municipal Court that has served as the temporary home for City Hall meetings prior to March 25, 2019.

  • This is a meeting to collect PUBLIC INPUT on the most congested and gridlocked intersection in our city - one through which most residents must travel regularly. Previous plans to deal with this intersection have proven to be controversial, with widening to six lanes seeing intense opposition.

Residents are told that their input is solicited and important, but that participation is typically minimal. Is it any wonder that we don’t see more direct involvement? With information buried, locations confusing, and foregone conclusions telegraphed, there is little incentive for resident engagement. If City Staff and representatives truly sought input, this process would be better communicated and more transparent. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Ed ThompsonComment