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Widening project on Pleasant Hill Road getting closer to reality

The widening of a significant stretch of Pleasant Hill Road is now a little bit closer to reality — at least financially.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted last week to accept a $1.5 million grant from the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. The county will combine the money with local SPLOST funds to cover the cost of widening Pleasant Hill Road from four to six lanes between Howell Ferry Road (near Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth) and the Chattahoochee River. 

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Work on the project “will likely begin next year,” the county said in a new release issues Tuesday.

“We are grateful for GTIB funds, which also contributed to the diverging diamond interchanges on Pleasant Hill Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard,” District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks said in the release.

Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners approved last month a full spending list for 2017 SPLOST funds. Find out what’s on it here.

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