Infrastructure

Brief: Gwinnett County, Ga., Approves Millions in Area Smart Signal Projects

The updated traffic management technology will be installed along four busy roads at a cost of more than $4.4 million.

by Amanda C. Coyne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / May 10, 2018
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(TNS)  — Gwinnett County, Ga., commissioners approved the installation of “smart” technology along four busy roads, a county release said.

The new technology includes fiber optic cables and wireless radio communications that interact with cameras and traffic signals. It will allow the Gwinnett Traffic Control Center to monitor traffic and better control traffic signals, the release said.

The projects will cost more than $4.4 million combined, with the Georgia Department of Transportation providing nearly 80 percent of the funding. The remainder will be paid with county SPLOST funds.

The approved projects are:

  • Ronald Reagan Parkway from Pleasant Hill Road to State Route 124 (Lilburn to Snellville): A contract for $1,355,502.92 was approved for American Lighting and Signalization LLC. The Georgia DOT will fund 78 percent of the project.
  • Old Peachtree Road from Sugarloaf Parkway to Dean Road (Duluth to Lawrenceville): A contract for $465,687.82 was approved for American Lighting and Signalization LLC. The Georgia DOT will fund 80 percent of the project.
  • Ga. 316/University Parkway from Ga. 20 to the Barrow County Line (Lawrenceville to Barrow County): A contract for $1,564,040.90 was approved for Brooks Berry Haynie & Associates Inc. The Georgia DOT will fund 80 percent of the project.
  • Five Forks Trickum Road from Rockbridge Road to Sugarloaf Parkway (Mountain Park to Lawrenceville): A contract for $1,038,570.38 was approved for American Lighting and Signalization LLC. The Georgia DOT will fund 80 percent of the project.

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