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Gwinnett to spend $5M studying how to improve I-85 congestion

Gwinnett County will spend roughly $5 million studying how to make that drive down I-85 a little better.

The county’s Board of Commissioners recently approved the allocation of 2017 local sales tax dollars to pay for its half of the four-year study, which will also be funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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The study will examine how to improve congestion, traffic flow and safety the stretch of I-85 between I-285 and I-985. 

District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said the project was identified in the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan.  

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“I’m excited to get this study under way and appreciate the state’s partnership to make it happen,” said Howard.

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