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Much of Chamblee Gap Road near Cumming to close for 2016
Improvements to make way for large residential community
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CUMMING — A stretch of road northwest of Cumming will be closed for much of 2016 as a developer improves it to make way for a large residential community, officials announced Tuesday.

Beginning Jan. 4, Chamblee Gap Road will be closed between Bethelview and Johnson roads. About half of that stretch is currently a dirt road.

According to a news release from Forsyth County government, the closure is expected to last until late 2016, when the improvements will be completed.

Those improvements include realigning and upgrading that stretch of Chamblee Gap to an urban curb and gutter paved road. Plans also call for sidewalks and multi-use paths.

The improvements will be handled by developer Lennar Homes, with the work tied to a large residential development approved in October 2014.

The development will include 572 single-family detached homes and 124 attached units on a 443-acre area off Chamblee Gap and Brookfield Circle.

According to documents from the county, the development’s buildout likely will last until 2022.

No county funds will be used on the project. The roadwork was a condition put on the development during the approval process, according to the county.

The daily average vehicle count for Chamblee Gap was not immediately available. Many longtime local residents use that stretch of road as a cut-through from Kelly Mill Road to Canton Highway (Hwy. 20) via Bethelview.