Venture Drive at Day Drive Roundabout Is Operational
Duluth, GA ‐ May 18, 2020 –The roundabout at Venture Drive and Day Drive in the Gwinnett Place area is operational, however, construction on this and the Venture Drive/Steve Reynolds intersection improvement project will continue through Fall 2020. The roundabout was created in partnership with the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority.
“We are excited that the roundabout is ready for drivers and are already seeing it help alleviate traffic in the area,” said Joe Allen, executive director – Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID). “We’ve seen a great deal of success with other roundabouts in the County and around the nation. We expect to see similar results here in Gwinnett Place,” he added.
Roundabouts have been proven to be safer and more efficient than other types of intersection designs. According to research by U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, roundabouts have a 35 percent reduction in all crashes, 76 percent reduction in injuries and more than 90 percent reduction in fatalities. Roundabouts also are safer for cyclists and pedestrians when crossing traffic.
GPCID wants to remind drivers that are new to roundabouts how to use them safely and efficiently by following the recommendations listed below by the Federal Highway Administration.
- Slow down as approaching roundabout
- Watch for directional signs
- Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists
- Look to left and yield to traffic already in the roundabout
- Use your right signal to indicate exit of the roundabout
GPCID also created an informative video to showcase how to properly use the Venture Drive at Day Drive roundabout. Click here to watch.
“This roundabout has been a great partnership with the State Roadway and Toll Authority and Gwinnett Place CID,” says Alan Chapman, director – Gwinnett County DOT. “We also want drivers to inform themselves as to how to drive through roundabouts to increase their safety and reduce traffic in the area.”
The roundabout is one of three projects planned by the CID to help alleviate traffic on Venture Drive. The Gwinnett Place Drive/Pleasant Hill Road intersection improvement project was completed in 2017. The second project is Venture Drive at Steve Reynolds Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project.
The three projects are funded by Gwinnett County SPLOST, GPCID and the State Road and Tollway Authority. Ohmshiv Construction is contracted to complete the project this Fall.
For more information or to request before and after project images, please contact, Maggie McDaniel at email@example.com.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of commercial activity. With its proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center venue and the Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors, Gwinnett Place serves as the gateway to the Atlanta region and all of Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
Maggie McDaniel, on behalf of GPCID