Officials dedicate new McGinnis Ferry extension Tuesday

Gwinnett County and state Department of Transportation officials will dedicate a new extension of McGinnis Ferry Road at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry and Gwinco Boulevard.

The 2.7-mile extension of McGinnis Ferry from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville Suwanee Road across I-85 cost $20.4 million. GDOT officials say the project, which opened recently and was paid for with federal stimulus dollars, should provide congestion relief on I-85.