This 2017 file photo shows traffic on I-85 in Gwinnett. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM
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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.  

“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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