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Gwinnett Seeking Public Input on Improving I-85

Sessions will be held in Norcross and Duluth on improving traffic flow.

Gwinnett County government and business leaders are offering the public the chance to learn about and comment on efforts to improve traffic flow on I-85.

Sessions on the I-85 Transit Study will be held:

  • Monday, Feb. 6 at the Gwinnett Village CID office, 5855 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Suite 122, in Norcross
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, Gwinnett Place Marriott, 1775 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

Both sessions will be 5-7 p.m.

“I encourage everyone to be informed and engaged throughout this process,” said Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash in a news release. “With 467,000 commuters passing through the I-85 corridor daily, it is important that we study ways to help movement in the corridor. Of course, we want to hear the thoughts and opinions of residents and businesses.”

Gwinnett County, in collaboration with Gwinnett Place and Gwinnett Village Community Improvement Districts and the Federal Transit Administration, is undertaking the study to analyze I-85 corridor traffic in the county.

The study will take a look at traffic congestion, economic development and demographic information within the Gwinnett County portion of the I-85 corridor and consider a variety of routes and transit options, according to the news release.

“Mobility is important to Gwinnett’s businesses and residents and the economic development of our community,” said Chuck Warbington, Gwinnett Village CID Executive Director. “We are excited to partner in a study that will provide solutions for our future.”

For more information on the study, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com.

Jeffrey Allen February 02, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Suggesting improvements without addressing the obvious problems with the HOT lanes makes about as much sense as remodeling a house that's on fire. Put the fire out first, then you can talk about some new countertops. Figure out how to get back to the baseline, how to male traffic flow as well as when they were just HOV lanes. Go back to HOVs...seems like a no brainer to me
Thomas Troxell April 18, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Expand the existing MARTA rail system from Doraville to Hamilton Mill or the Mall of Georgia. Don't stop at Gwinnett Place. Light Rail is NOT the answer for Gwinnett. We need fast, frequent, high capacity heavy rail, the same technology that MARTA uses. Gwinnett already pays a SPLOST tax towards transit, so why can't that be rolled over into the MARTA sales tax? Gwinnett has enough roads, but we are really lacking in transit options. Build it out from Doraville to Mall of Georgia or Flowery Branch and join the MARTA system. No more "Gwinnett County Transit". Either MARTA or nothing. Every time someone transfers from one system to another it becomes confusing and ridership decreases. We need a regional transit committee, be it GRTA, MARTA, or another, new name.

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