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Three Congested Intersections Slated for Improvements

Relief may be on the way for Peachtree Corners commuters.

Three Congested Intersections Slated for Improvements Three Congested Intersections Slated for Improvements
There's good news for Peachtree Corners residents who travel S.R. 141 during the morning rush hour, it looks like relief for the heavy traffic flow merging onto Peachtree Industrial Boulevard may be on its way.

The intersection is one of the projects identified for improvements on a list that also includes the heavily traveled Buford Highway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard intersection and Holcomb Bridge Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

City Manager Julian Jackson presented a list of nine potential roads and intersections in Peachtree Corners that have been identified as needing improvements. The funding would come from SPLOST, which voters approved to renew for three more years last fall.

The list has been narrowed down to the following three projects which would be funded in a joint project with Gwinnett County.

  • Peachtree Parkway (S.R. 141) at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
The proposed project creates an additional south-bound lane on Peachtree Parkway from Holcomb Bridge Road onto the "controlled access" portion of S.R. 141 and an additional lane on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard south bound to Winters Chapel Road. (Total cost $1,500,000)

  • Buford Highway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard
This is a joint project with Norcross, Gwinnett County and GDOT which has committed to funding 100 percent of the construction with federal dollars if the cities and county pay for the design and right of way. (Total cost $45,000,000)

  • Holcomb Bridge Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard
The intersection is at a bad angle with narrow lanes and substandard radiuses (turn lanes). The project would be an operational and safety improvement project. (Total cost $500,000)

A major portion of the cost for the projects would come from Gwinnett County, who is sharing $25 million SPLOST funds it has set aside with the county's 16 cities. The amount each city receives is based on population.

"These strategies are great," said Mayor Mike Mason. "They are highly leverageable with GDOT which means we get the biggest bang for our community."

The meeting also included the swearing in of re-elected council members Jay Lowe (Post 2), Jeanne Aulbach (Post 4) and Weare Gratwick (Post 6).

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