Transportation Projects Underway around Gwinnett Place
Duluth, GA ‐ May 31, 2019 – The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID) will be the site of multiple transportation and infrastructure projects this summer. The various projects will be constructed by the Georgia and Gwinnett County Departments of Transportation and are funded by GPCID, Gwinnett County SPLOST and a grant from the State Road and Tollway Authority. See below for a full list of projects. Unless listed otherwise, any lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Pleasant Hill Road sidewalks and streetscapes from Old Norcross Road to Club Drive are currently underway. Project completion is set for June 17, 2019.
• The Venture Drive at Day Drive roundabout project will begin late June 2019. Construction is anticipated to be completed in February 2020. Completion time will be contingent upon actual weather conditions, utility conflicts encountered, etc., which may lengthen or shorten the project time. The project includes the installation of lighting at the roundabout, curb and gutter, sidewalks and associate drainage improvements. This project is funded through the 2017 and 2009 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program, the State Road and Tollway Authority’s Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank and the CID.
• The Venture Drive at Steve Reynolds Boulevard Intersection Improvement project will add a second eastbound through lane and extend the southbound left turn lane. The existing traffic signal located at the intersection will be replaced with a new traffic signal. Construction is scheduled to begin late June 2019 with completion by February 2020. Completion time will be contingent upon actual weather conditions, utility conflicts encountered, etc., which may lengthen or shorten the project time. The project includes the installation of curb and gutter, sidewalks and associate drainage improvements. All work will be accomplished within the Gwinnett County and/or State of Georgia Right of Way or acquired easements. This project is funded through the 2017 and 2009 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program, the State Road and Tollway Authority’s Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank and the CID.
• New sidewalks along Steve Reynolds Boulevard and Old Norcross Road. Construction is underway with completion scheduled for mid-June 2019.
• The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is directing a project to extend the two lanes at the northbound on-ramp at I-85 and Pleasant Hill Road. The merge point on the on-ramp will be pushed further downstream, using existing shoulder space. This initiative will give vehicles more space to merge and reduce the frequency of back-ups extending into the intersection. GDOT has selected a contractor and construction should begin mid-July 2019. For this project, no lane closures, flagging operations or any other activity that affects traffic will be allowed Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., closing more than one lane will also not be allowed at any time.
“After many studies and plans, the GPCID staff and board of directors are excited to see the various infrastructure improvements underway throughout greater Gwinnett Place,” said Joe Allen, executive director – GPCID. “The Venture Drive/Day Drive roundabout project is especially important because it will be the first roundabout in the Gwinnett Place area and will help improve mobility and reduce collisions,” he added.
“We are dedicated to improving vehicular and pedestrian mobility in Gwinnett’s central business district at Gwinnett Place, and the projects underway are very important to this effort,” said Jace Brooks, District 1 commissioner. “This partnership with GPCID and the State of Georgia is a model for moving projects forward, and we are excited to see the outcome.”
For more information or to request before and after project images, please contact, Maggie McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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