Alpharetta, Georgia - Road Statistics
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Alpharetta is a vibrant, growing town in Fulton County. But it has very
busy roads, and all too often someone is seriously hurt or killed in a
car wreck in Alpharetta.
Alpharetta has 149.56 miles of roads that run through the city. Of that
amount, almost all – 142.16 miles, to be precise – are paved.
Unlike most cities in Georgia, Alpharetta maintains less than half of
the roads and streets within its city limits. The city has 63.06 miles
of paved streets, and another 1.53 miles of unpaved streets. The county
maintains nearly half of the roads in the city limits: 52.13 miles of
paved roads, with another 5.87 miles of unpaved county roads. The state
of Georgia has 26.97 miles of paved state roadway running through the
Alpharetta city limits, and does not have any unpaved miles within the
Because some roads have many more lanes than others, arguably those roads
should be counted as having more miles than roads that have just two lanes,
one running in each direction of travel. The Georgia Department of Transportation
calculates the mileage both ways, by “road mileage”, which
lumps all the lanes together, and also by “lane mileage”,
which calculates the mileage measuring each lane as if it were a separate
road. Alpharetta’s city streets average 2.4 lanes, while the Fulton
County roads average just barely over 2 lanes in width. The Georgia state
routes are much larger, averaging 3.3 lanes.
Alpharetta’s streets bear a great deal of traffic. Each day Alpharetta
drivers put 1,475,943.51 miles on the relatively tiny 150 miles of streets
and roads that run through the city. Although the State of Georgia maintains
only a small portion of those road miles, the vast majority of the miles
that are driven every day -- 1,005,507.48 of them – are driven on
those state routes that run through Alpharetta. Thus, although the State
of Georgia has built and maintains only 18% of the roads running through
Alpharetta’s city limits, those roads host 68.1% of the “Daily
Vehicle Miles Traveled” within the city. (The Georgia DOT calculates
the Daily VMT by adding together all the miles covered by all of the drivers
traveling on a given road on a given day.) 38.8% of the roads within Alpharetta’s
city limits are Fulton County roads, but these roads transport a relatively
small 19.2% of the Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled. The difference between
road miles and daily vehicle miles is even starker for the city streets
within Alpharetta. Alpharetta itself maintains 43.2% of the streets in
its city limits, but these streets bear only 12.6% of the total vehicle
miles traveled each day.
If you have been injured in an Alpharetta car wreck, or if you lost a loved
one in an Alpharetta accident,
contact The Wallace Law Firm, LLC today.