The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation is about to begin preliminary work for the Holcomb Bridge Road Railroad Crossing Improvement Project. Upon completion of preliminary work, road closures are projected to begin in late February. The project is expected to be complete in late May 2019. During the construction process, the city of Norcross is advising drivers to be patient, cautious, informed and aware.
The city would also like to remind drivers that all construction work and estimated timelines are weather permitting.
About The Project: The road project will involve road improvements at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Thrasher St. with the goal of providing a safer crossing over the railroad tracks. Construction will extend from 57 Holcomb Bridge Road to the railroad tracks, and from 71 Thrasher Street to 168 Thrasher Street. The Thrasher Street/Holcomb Bridge intersection will be raised about five feet to provide a more moderate grade transition over the railroad tracks while improving visibility for drivers.
No work is proposed on the South Peachtree side of the tracks. This project is being led by Gwinnett County in coordination with the city of Norcross.
City of Norcross residents, businesses and visitors may experience minor traffic inconveniences due to the construction and the detour.
During the construction period, the intersection of Thrasher St. and Holcomb Bridge Road will be closed.
“The City of Norcross and Gwinnett County worked closely together to determine the best course of action to make as minimal impact as possible to local businesses and residents. Of importance was the timing of the project ensuring construction did not interrupt busy retail seasons during the winter and summer months,” said Norcross Mayor Craig Newton.