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The total cost of the project is expected to be $1.5 million. In 2017, both Johns Creek and Gwinnett County received $1.5 million each from the State Road and Tollway Authority through grants for road widening work.
Johns Creek approved the deal several weeks ago.
Both sides agreed to remove the sidewalks from the existing bridges to widen the roads. To keep it safe for pedestrians, a new pedestrian bridge will be constructed on the north side of the river.
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When Johns Creek approved the deal, city manager Warren Hutmacher said the project “will ensure a safe crossing for pedestrians in both directions” and that many people use the existing sidewalks on the bridge to get to and from work.
On the Gwinnett side, Pleasant Hill Road will be widened from the river to McClure Bridge Road. On the Johns Creek side, State Bridge Road will be widened from the river to Medlock Bridge Road.
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