Gwinnett proceeds with Reagan Parkway study

Gwinnett County voted Tuesday to approve a partnership with a private firm to study extending the Ronald Reagan Parkway to I-85.

Plans call for the county to share costs with international construction firm Skanska to explore routes, environmental and right-of-way concerns and access to the interstate.

If approved, the county's share for the study would be up to $1.4 million. Under terms of the agreement, Gwinnett County will pay about 59 percent of the costs of the study.

If, during the study, it is determined the project would not be feasible, both sides can walk away from the project, according to Brian Allen, Gwinnett Transportation director.

If the project proceeds, plans call for the contractor to charge tolls on the new section.

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