Construction on this busy stretch of Gwinnett highway is finally over

Your commute just got a little bit better, Sugar Hill.

Gwinnett County announced Friday that all lanes involved in the Ga. 20 widening project near the city are finally open for traffic. Four fully functional lanes — and a median — now stretch from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Burnette Trail.

“We, along with Georgia DOT, are pleased to open the project to traffic,” Gwinnett Department of Transportation director Alan Chapman said in a news release. “Motorists have been patient with our construction and we are happy to deliver.”

Officials said the opening means Ga. 20 now has at least four lanes throughout the entirety of Gwinnett, from Sugar Hill to Walton County.

The widening project began in 2013 and  was funded with federal, state and county money. Gwinnett used 2005 and 2009 SPLOST funds, as well as general capital funds, to cover its share.