COMMISSIONERS SIGN AGREEMENT WITH GEORGIA DOT TO FUND DESIGN OF NEW INTERCHANGES ON STATE ROUTE 316
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 26, 2019) – The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners last month approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to fund the preliminary design of a grade-separated interchange at State Route 316 and U.S. 29.
The Georgia DOT will contribute up to $1,938,809 and the County will provide an equal amount of matching funds toward the preliminary engineering for this project, which includes interchanges at Hurricane Trail and U.S. 29/State Route 8/Winder Highway. The 2017 SPLOST program funds the County’s portion of this agreement.
This agreement is part of a continued partnership with the Georgia DOT for improvements to the State Route 316 corridor from Hi-Hope Road to Harbins Road. These projects will improve mobility and safety along the corridor.
District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque said, “I appreciate the state’s commitment to working with the County to make the much-traveled State Route 316 corridor safer. The Georgia DOT has been a great partner in this endeavor.”
This project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase and construction is anticipated to begin in 2023. Other projects that are part of the corridor improvements include interchanges at Hi-Hope Road and Harbins Road.
The County began construction on the Harbins Road interchange project earlier this year and anticipates completion in 2022. The Georgia DOT is managing the Hi-Hope Road interchange project, which is also in the preliminary engineering phase.
“Voter approval of SPLOST and a strong working relationship with GDOT allow us to make our roadways safer,” said District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter. “Our long term goal is to fully convert 316 to freeway standards to improve mobility and freight movement in Gwinnett County. Our continued working relationship with GDOT will allow us to leverage our SPLOST dollars to attain this goal.”
For more information on Gwinnett County transportation projects, please visit www.gwinnettcounty.com.