By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett County and the City will partner on the project
Relief is on the way for residents and commuters who regularly navigate the intersection of Medlock Bridge and Bush roads. Improvements for this busy intersection, in which over 25,000 vehicles pass daily, is expected to begin as early as spring 2019.

The improvements include adding dedicated thru lanes and extending turn lanes to increase capacity on both Bush and Medlock Bridge roads. Additionally, the dedicated right-turn lane on Bush Road for northbound traffic on S.R. 141 will be separated by a raised median to allow a continuous flow of traffic.

Pedestrian safety features will also be enhanced and will include upgrading signals and crosswalks and adding a pedestrian island.

“We are pleased to be able to announce this partnership with the city of Peachtree Corners on this project,” said Gwinnett County Commissioner Lynette Howard (Dist. 2). “As the county continues to grow, it is paramount that we continue our work on road improvements and pedestrian safety.”

The project for these two county-maintained roads will be funded through a joint inter-governmental agreement with Gwinnett County and the city of Peachtree Corners utilizing SPLOST funds. The final construction costs for this project are still being developed. Once the construction documents are finalized, construction could be underway as soon as spring 2019. The project is estimated to take 15 months to complete.

“Improving traffic flow throughout the community has been one of our main objectives since we incorporated in 2012,” said Peachtree Corners Councilmember Alex Wright (Post 3). “We are happy to be able to work with Gwinnett County on these intersection improvements as we continue our focus on reducing traffic congestion throughout our city.”

Published: 2018-10-31 21:00