New speed limits along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard

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Gwinnett County recently lowered the speed limits along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to 45 miles per hour from SR 141/Peachtree Parkway to SR 20/Nelson Brogdon Boulevard and 50 mph from SR 20 to the Hall County line. Click here to view a map of the affected area.

This corridor, which traverses the cities of Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Duluth, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, and Buford, has seen steadily increasing population and industrial, commercial, and residential development. Previously, the speed limit changed four times in 21 miles between 45 and 55 mph, often causing accidental speeding and an increase in accidents. Now the speed limit changes only once.

Gwinnett County residents and city officials along the route asked for these changes for reasons of safety, consistency, and accident history. Engineering and traffic studies supported the changes.