By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

Lawrenceville – The Board of Commissioners recently approved the installation of infrastructure that will allow County transportation engineers to communicate with traffic signals and cameras along four high-traffic corridors in Gwinnett. The Georgia Department of Transportation is funding the lion’s share of the construction contracts while the County’s portion comes from the 2009 SPLOST.

Installation of fiber optic cable and wireless radio communications will allow interaction between Gwinnett’s Traffic Control Center and the signals and traffic monitoring cameras along the routes.

District 4 Commissioner John Heard is grateful for the state’s assistance with these projects.

“Based on the visual information they get from the cameras, the DOT is able to adjust traffic signals to help smooth the traffic flow, reducing congestion and improving public safety,” said Heard. “Employing this technology is just another way we are making Gwinnett County the best place to do business in the nation.”

The roadways receiving these upgrades are:

• Ronald Reagan Parkway from Pleasant Hill Road to SR 124. The state is funding 78 percent of the project. Of the five responses received, American Lighting and Signalization, LLC, was the low bidder at $1,355,502.92.
• Old Peachtree Road from Sugarloaf Parkway to Dean Road. The state is funding 80 percent of the project. Of the five responses received, American Lighting and Signalization, LLC, was the low bidder at $465,687.82.
• State Route 316/University Parkway from SR 20 to the Barrow County line. The state is funding 80 percent of the project. Of the five responses received, Brooks Berry Haynie & Associates., Inc., was the low bidder at $1,564,040.90.
• Five Forks Trickum Road from Rockbridge Road to Sugarloaf Parkway. The state is funding 80 percent of the project. Of the five responses received, American Lighting and Signalization, LLC, was the low bidder at $1,038,570.38.

These projects will increase the County’s traffic monitoring capabilities along these corridors by installing 29.5 miles of fiber optic cable and 55 new traffic monitoring cameras and adding communication technology to 31 traffic signals.

For more information on these or other SPLOST-funded projects, please visit www.GwinnettSPLOST.com.

Published: 2018-05-11 01:40