Dept. of Transportation begins work July 15 on SR 141

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation are scheduled to begin milling, inlay and resurfacing of SR 141/ Medlock Bridge Road in Fulton County, from the Gwinnett County line to the Forsyth County line, approximately 5.4 miles. Work should begin July 15.

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-July 2019. However, weather and work conditions may change the contractors’ work schedule.

Large equipment is needed for resurfacing operations, so lane closures will be needed to ensure driver and worker safety. The contractor is limited to overnight lane closures, generally 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., seven days a week, to avoid peak commute traffic and to allow maximum work hours towards an on-schedule completion.

The resurfacing work is needed to improve the deteriorating condition of the roadway. The project is currently scheduled for completion in February 2020.


ummer concert series Aug. 3 features Edwin McCain

The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division continues its 2019 Amphitheater Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 3, featuring artist Edwin McCain, known for his songs “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More.”

He has built his 20-year career touring annually, performing upwards of 100 shows throughout the United States.

The New York Times calls him the “great American romantic” and his music has been covered by contestants on “The Voice” and “American Idol.”

The concert will feature food trucks including Lil Bites, 6 Pack Subs and King of Pops. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

For those looking for a little more room, round tables can be reserved for up to eight people under the amphitheater by calling 678-512-3200.

2019 Concert Schedule:

♦ Saturday, Sept. 7 — The Core Tribute (Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton Tribute Band)

♦ Saturday, Oct. 5 — Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra (classical)

The concerts are free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. No outside alcohol and no pets (only trained service animals) are allowed.

Special Needs Bingo scheduled for July 26

Those with special needs and their families are invited to Bingo Night from 7 to 9 p.m. July 26 at Park Place in Newtown Park. All ages are welcome.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of bingo, pizza, drinks, prizes and more. Parents are encouraged to drop off young adults for the event.

Adaptive recreation provides social and recreational opportunities for Johns Creek children and young adults with disabilities, along with their families and friends. The programs provide residents opportunities for new experiences, enhanced self-esteem and to promote community involvement.

The cost is $12 at the door. For questions about the event, call 404-374-3634 or email

Registration open for fall baseball at Ocee Park

Registration for Ocee Park Fall 2019 Baseball is now open. Some leagues will fill up fast so those interested should register now to save a spot. Registration will close Aug. 5.

Ocee Park Athletic Association sponsors youth co-ed T-Ball and Baseball programs for boys and girls ages 4 to 15 years old.

Since its founding in 1993, OPAA has enjoyed many years of recreational and competitive baseball. It offers multiple levels of play in many age groups and welcomes all into the program.

OPAA leagues play and practice at Ocee Park (a City of Johns Creek park) located on Buice Road in Johns Creek.

OPAA’s Board of Directors, managers, coaches and many others are volunteers who are dedicated to OPAA’s vision and mission.

Go to and scroll down to see the link to the registration system. New and returning players can create a family account to register. Residents living within the city limits of Johns Creek and Alpharetta are eligible for in-city resident player fees.

— From staff reports

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