Ronald Reagan Parkway. FILE PHOTO

Ronald Reagan Parkway face lift (and related lane closures) have begun

Work has begun on the $3.2-million face lift of Gwinnett’s Ronald Reagan Parkway — meaning overnight road closures will be here for a few months, too. 

County officials said the resurfacing project, which will cover the road’s entire seven-mile stretch between Snellville and Lilburn, began Sunday night. Crews started repaving on one westbound lane near Presidential Circle and will work their way toward Pleasant Hill Road.

From there, they’ll turn around and work on an eastbound lane, then repeat the cycle to finish the remaining lanes on each side of the road. 

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Work will be performed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Only one lane will be closed at a time. 

County officials expect the work to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting.

Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners approved the project in March. About 80 percent of the cost will be covered by state and federal funds and the county will cover the rest with money from 2009 SPLOST funds, officials said.

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