Gwinnett County officials held a press conference for Department of Transportation’s GC Smart Commute program on Aug. 24. The program helps Gwinnett commuters plan their daily commute by providing live traffic feeds of heavily-traveled intersections and corridors. Speakers included Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister and Gwinnett County Department of Transportation Director Brian Allen.
Live feeds show real-time traffic looped for 12 heavily-used intersections and corridors in Gwinnett County during peak hours of commuter traffic; 16 intersections are shown during off-peak hours. The intersections include:
- SR 20 at SR 316
- SR 20 at I-85
- SR 20 at SR 124
- US 29 at Sugarloaf Parkway
- US 29 at Beaver Ruin Road
- Jimmy Carter Blvd at Buford Highway
- Jimmy Carter Blvd at I-85
- SR 124 near Webb Gin House Road
- US 78 at SR 124
- US 78 at Hewatt Road
- US 378 at Indian Trail Road
- US 29 at Buford Drive
- SR 120 at Hurricane Shoals Road
- SR 120 near SR 316
- Sugarloaf Parkway at Old Norcross Road
- Old Norcross Road at Breckinridge Blvd
GC Smart Commute is currently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.gcsmartcommute.com and on TVgwinnett through Gwinnett government access cable channels, weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and again between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cameras were installed to monitor arterial and corridor traffic flow for real-time adjustments from the Gwinnett Traffic Control Center. Approximately 100 cameras are currently operating with a total of 145 expected to be operating within the next year.
The Advanced Transportation Management System/Intelligent Transportation System (ATMS/ITS) and Traffic Control Center enhancements were funded through the 2001 and 2009 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) programs. Gwinnett County installs, maintains and operates all cameras.
Gwinnett residents can share ideas about GC Smart Commute by calling 770.822.7400 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.