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Johns Creek public works crews using social distancing guidelines 

Road construction workers at State Bridge Road in Johns Creek are practicing social distancing guidelines. Workers disinfect vehicles, tools and equipment, according to Public Works Director Lynette Baker. In addition, crews wear protective equipment to minimize contact. They are widening the road from four to six lanes on State Bridge Road from Camden Way to the Chattahoochee River. 

Johns Creek has been in a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 18.  Last week, Gov. Brian Kemp issued a statewide order for residents to shelter in place

When the road project is completed later this year, State Bridge Road capacity will have increased to accommodate nearly 54,000 cars per day. The road is currently designed to handle about 36,000 cars per day but is 39% over capacity. 

Funding for the $4.6 million project includes TSPLOST monies, Gwinnett and Fulton Counties and the State Road Tollway Authority. 

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