Gateway85 Gwinnett to develop “freight plan” for movement along I-85

Gateway85 Gwinnett will develop a “freight plan” for movement along the busy I-85 corridor. Courtesy Gateway85
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Gateway85 Gwinnett will develop a “freight plan” for movement along the busy I-85 corridor. Courtesy Gateway85

The Gateway85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District is developing a “freight plan” to include recommendations, including potential projects, aimed at improving freight-related issues along the I-85 corridor.

The plan will include a specific focus on the area roughly south of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and west of I-85, as this area was identified as a freight-intensive cluster by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Freight movement, mobility and infrastructure will be studied. The CID will also consider the workforce associated with the industry (i.e. transit, workforce transportation, etc.). The plan will include involvement of business owners, representatives of local governments within the area, and significant public input.

The project is funded by the ARC, Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and the CID. At the Sept.13 board meeting, Gateway85 board members approved the selection of Cambridge Systematics as the consultant who will work on the project. Information: www.gateway85.com.