The city of Braselton will receive funding to extend Braselton Parkway.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the approval on Wednesday in a press release from the State Road and Tollway Authority.
The grant award is part of 20 transportation infrastructure projects totaling $33 million in grants and loans that were approved by Deal.
The funding will be provided by the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.
Administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority, the Bank is a revolving infrastructure investment fund established in 2008 by the Georgia General Assembly.
Community improvement districts, as well as local and state government entities are eligible for GTIB grant and loan funding. Final approval is made by the SRTA Board, which is chaired by the governor.
Braselton will receive $1 million for the project, which will extend the parkway from Jesse Cronic Road in Jackson County to State Road 211 in Barrow County.
The north end of the roadway will align with the current Braselton Highway/Cronic Road intersection, then run south, paralleling I-85 to near the Chateau Elan area. A bridge over the Mulberry River will be built as part of the project.
The new road will allow better access for the several large employers located on Braselton Parkway.