COUNTY’S CONTRACTOR WORKING WEEKEND NIGHTS TO TIE IN RAMPS AT NEW SR 324/GRAVEL SPRINGS ROAD INTERCHANGE ON I-85

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 01, 2021) – The County’s contractor building the new Interstate 85 interchange at SR 324/Gravel Springs Road will be paving the ramp tie-ins at night on weekends through October. E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., plans to complete asphalt paving activities on the project during weekends from October 1 through October 17, weather permitting. The work involves closing an outside travel lane and the shoulder on I-85 to safely complete this phase of the project.

The contractor will work along the southbound shoulder of I-85 the weekend of October 1. The work will last from 8pm Friday through 5am Monday, October 4. The contractor will then shift over to complete the northbound work on the following weekend of October 8. That work is scheduled for 10pm Friday through 6 am Monday, October 11.

Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners in mid-2019 approved a construction agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to fund the construction of the new interchange. Commissioners awarded the construction contract to E.R. Snell.

The project includes four new ramps from Gravel Springs Road, with turn lanes and traffic signals, sidewalks, sound barriers and retaining walls. The project is funded by local, state and federal funds.

Weather permitting, construction is forecast for completion in mid-2022. To view the project layout, please click here.

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