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What road work is being done at Holcomb Bridge Road and Thrasher Street?

What road work is being done at Holcomb Bridge Road and Thrasher Street?

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…
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Flooding forces road closures in Lowndes County

Flooding forces road closures in Lowndes County

Recent heavy rain and flooding have caused several road closures in Lowndes County. According to the Lowndes Engineering Dept., emergency road closures are in effect for the following roads: - Kinderlou Clyattville Road from Old Clyattville Road to Stacks Road  - Old Lake Park Road from Ben Hill Road to McMullen Estate - Martin Lane from Old Quitman Road to the Dead End  - Horace Avenue from Madison Hwy to Poole Street  - Fender Road from 4063 Fender Road to 3914 Fender Road - Carter Way from Old Quitman Road to the Dead End The roads will remain closed until…
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Do you ride MARTA? Here’s your chance to weigh in on the service

Do you ride MARTA? Here’s your chance to weigh in on the service

MARTA is hosting four community conversations to engage Atlanta residents in discussions about the newly adopted, historic More MARTA Atlanta program. Conversations began Tuesday evening and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 5. To ensure that residents across the city have an opportunity to engage in dialogue about the More MARTA Atlanta program and discuss next steps for the approved projects, the following community conversations have been scheduled:    • Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at St. Mark AME Church, 3605 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331  • Monday, Dec. 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Library…
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Lyft wants Atlantans to ditch their cars for a month

Lyft wants Atlantans to ditch their cars for a month

Ridesharing has already changed the way Americans depend on owning a car and how we get around cities – but now, ride-sharing company Lyft wants Atlanta residents to take an even bolder step toward creating a new future of mobility. The ride-sharing company wants to challenge the idea that owning your own vehicle is the only realistic way to get around Atlanta. Today, Lyft is announcing Ditch Your Car, a program in Atlanta offering $527 worth of transportation credit to give up their cars for 30 days starting in October in favor of getting around town via shared Lyft rides,…
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Snellville to pilot free door-to-door bus service

Snellville to pilot free door-to-door bus service

Gwinnett Transit is launching a pilot program on Sept. 17 that will provide six months of free door-to-door bus service in Snellville. The on-demand service will use seven 12-passenger buses operating from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The service is accessible to everyone and can be used for appointments, shopping and visits, as well as to connect with GRTA buses going downtown. “As we developed our comprehensive transit plan earlier this year, we received a lot of community feedback that serving areas like Snellville needed to be a…
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Do you take Spalding Drive to get to work? Your commute is about to improve

Do you take Spalding Drive to get to work? Your commute is about to improve

The News: If your commute takes you down Spalding Drive between Winters Chapel Road and Holcomb Bridge, the road is about to get wider and your commute a little lighter. The Project: Gwinnett County plans to widen Spalding Drive from Winters Chapel Road to just west of the intersection with Holcomb Bridge Road for a distance of about 0.6 miles. The bridge over Crooked Creek also would be replaced and sidewalks would be installed along the bridge and throughout the length of the project. This project will be a coordinated effort by Gwinnett County, the city of Peachtree Corners and the city…
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Everything you need to know about the state’s $100 million Georgia 400 project

Everything you need to know about the state’s $100 million Georgia 400 project

The Gist: The state of Georgia is coming to the aid of commuters stuck in traffic on Ga. 400 to the tune of $100 million. The money will fund what the state calls "bus rapid transit exchanges" on the roadway. What will the project do?: The project will create new lanes along the 16 mile stretch of Ga. 400 northbound from I-285 to Forsyth County. In addition to these bus-only lanes, the $100 million will pay for four new bus stations. What's the timeline: You probably won't see much progress this year, and you may not see any visible changes…
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Georgia approves funding for 19 transportation projects. Will traffic in your area improve?

Georgia approves funding for 19 transportation projects. Will traffic in your area improve?

Georgia drivers will notice improvements to traffic conditions on roads and in corridors throughout the state soon thanks to about $18.1 million in additional infrastructure funding. The State Road and Tollway Authority announced Tuesday that it has awarded funding for 19 transportation infrastructure projects across the state through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. Here is a breakdown of the projects coming to your area soon: Assembly CIDRoad and Utility Access – Phase IIThis project consists of four roads and associated utilities including storm lines, storm detention and waterlines. The roads support the new Eviva Lofts, a mixed-use development, and two…
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Too many trucks on the road? GDOT proposes a $1.8 billion highway just for trucks

Too many trucks on the road? GDOT proposes a $1.8 billion highway just for trucks

The Gist: The Georgia Department of Transportation's latest proposal to ease traffic congestion on Georgia's interstates is to create an entirely new highway that will run along I-75 from Macon to Henry County. The new highway will only be for commercial trucks. The Proposal: The new truck-only highway would be its own highway with exits that would run a 40-mile northbound stretch along I-75 from Macon to Henry County. Gov. Nathan Deal said last week that while the state will seek federal funding, the project will move forward using Georgia's existing Transportation Funding Act. The current plan would have construction on…
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