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County Gets Boost In Funds For State Route Widening

LAWRENCEVILLE – (submitted by Gwinnett County Transportation) The Board of Commissioners approved an addendum to an agreement with Georgia DOT that will allow the County to accept an additional $28 million in funding for right-of-way acquisition to widen SR 20/Cumming Highway near Sugar Hill from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the Chattahoochee River.

The County received $11 million in federal and state funds in October 2010 to purchase right-of-way and easements from approximately 200 properties located along State Route 20. The County is funding land acquisition services associated with the project and acquisitions are now underway.    

This is the last of three projects to replace the only remaining two-lane sections of State Route 20 in Gwinnett. An earlier widening project constructed a four-lane roadway from Plantation Boulevard to Ozora Road through Grayson and an ongoing construction project is providing a four-lane roadway from Ozora Road to Brand Road near the Walton County line. 

This section of State Route 20 is one of the most heavily traveled two-lane roadways in the region, with over 30,000 vehicles using the road daily. Traffic is expected to increase to over 50,000 vehicles a day over the next 20 years.

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