Input requested for proposed new interchange on I-85 at McGinnis Ferry Road
– September 16, 2020
Gwinnett County and the Georgia Department of Transportation are collecting input on a proposed full-diamond interchange on I-85 at McGinnis Ferry Road. The project is a proposed solution to improve traffic congestion and reduce crash frequency on McGinnis Ferry Road at I-85.
Instead of the typical in-person public information open house, information about this project will be posted on the GDOT website at dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach, postcards will be mailed to the property owners located in the project footprint, and information will be provided on agency websites and social media outlets.
Gwinnett County and GDOT are seeking feedback on the project, which would be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 (PI No. 0013104) would construct the south-facing ramps from McGinnis Ferry Road to I-85 to create a half-diamond interchange. McGinnis Ferry Road would be widened on both sides approaching the bridge, and the sidewalk and the shared use path would be replaced after widening. The existing bridge would remain with median modifications. Phase 2 (PI No. 0017110) would construct the north-facing ramps from McGinnis Ferry Road to I-85 to complete the full-diamond interchange.
The online materials for this project will be accessible from today through October 8, 2020. After that, feedback will be assessed and revisions may occur to the proposed plan initially brought to the public. If major changes occur to what was previously shown to the community, additional public outreach would occur. This project is in the preliminary engineering phase.
Funding for this project comes from the Gwinnett County’s SPLOST program, the state of Georgia and the federal government.
Information about this project can be found at dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach.