A concept drawing of the roundabout scheduled to be built at Venture Drive and Day Drive near Gwinnett Place Mall. SPECIAL PHOTO

Summer brings several transportation projects to Gwinnett Place area

This summer will usher in the start — and sometimes, the finish — of several transportation projects in the Gwinnett Place area. 

The projects range from new sidewalks to interstate on-ramp improvements. They will be paid for by a combination of Gwinnett County SPLOST dollars, money from the State Road and Tollway Authority and contributions from the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District.

Daytime lane closures are possible for some of the projects.

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"After many studies and plans, the GPCID staff and board of directors are excited to see the various infrastructure improvements underway throughout greater Gwinnett Place," said Joe Allen, executive director of the Gwinnett Place CID.

"The Venture Drive/Day Drive roundabout project is especially important because it will be the first roundabout in the Gwinnett Place area and will help improve mobility and reduce collisions.”

Various projects underway this summer include:

• The aforementioned roundabout at Venture and Day drives, work on which is expected to begin in late June. The project is expected to be completed in February.

• At Venture Drive’s intersection with Steve Reynolds Boulevard, a second eastbound through lane will be added and the southbound let turn lane will be extended. The traffic signal will also be replaced.

Constructions is expected to start in late June and be completed by February.

• The Georgia Department of Transportation is extending two lanes at the northbound on-ramp at I-85 and Pleasant Hill Road. 

“The merge point on the on-ramp will be pushed further downstream, using existing shoulder space,” officials said. “This initiative will give vehicles more space to merge and reduce the frequency of back-ups extending into the intersection.”

Construction is expected to start in mid-July.

• Sidewalks and streetscape improvements along Pleasant Hill Road between Old Norcross Road and Club Drive are expected to be completed on June 17. 

• New sidewalks are also expected to be completed by mid-June along portions of Steve Reynolds Boulevard and Old Norcross Road.

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