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Final Leg of SR 20 Widening in Gwinnett Opens to Traffic
 
  All lanes of the State Route 20 widening project near Sugar Hill were opened to traffic in early February.

The project to create four lanes with a median stretched about four miles, from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Burnette Trail. With its opening, SR 20 will carry at least four lanes of traffic through Gwinnett County from Sugar Hill to Walton County.

The widening, which was funded by federal, state and local dollars, illustrates partnerships between government agencies. In addition to teaming up with Gwinnett on this section of SR 20, the Georgia DOT is widening the bridge over the Chattahoochee River and partnering with Forsyth County to widen the road from James Burgess Road to Samples Road.
     
Gwinnett County was responsible for overseeing the engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction of the project. The County used 2005 and 2009 SPLOST funds, along with general capital funds, to cover these costs. State and federal funds provided utility relocations, reimbursement to Gwinnett County for land costs associated with right-of-way acquisition and reimbursement for construction. Gwinnett County DOT also oversaw the engineering and right-of-way acquisition on the state’s bridge project.

SR 20 Bridge over the Chattahoochee River

The Georgia Department of Transportation is well under way with a construction project to widening the SR 20 bridge over the Chattahoochee River to four lanes.

This project is anticipated to be opened to traffic in spring of 2017.

The State contractor shifted traffic in early April on the two projects that span the Chattahoochee bridge leading into Forsyth County.

The shift moved drivers over to the newly constructed portions of the roadway from James Burgess west to Samples Road. This portion will remain an eastbound and westbound lane for traffic.

Traffic was split across the newly constructed bridge that will now hold one eastbound lane of traffic and two lanes of westbound traffic over the Chattahoochee.

Concept reports, and other documents related to this project can be accessed from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s interactive project search tool, GeoPI search for project ID 0002392 and 132985.

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