Interested citizens are encouraged to attend two upcoming public information open house meetings in Gwinnett to learn about the proposed conversion of two major intersections into diverging diamond interchanges. Diverging diamond interchanges reduce ramp congestion and improve safety by eliminating the need for exiting freeway traffic to make signal-controlled left hand turns onto the roadway overpass. Have a look at the video below for a real world implementation of a diverging diamond interchange in Missouri.
At the first meeting, to be held on Thursday, February 24 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, representatives from the Georgia DOT, Gwinnett County DOT, and the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District will discuss the plans for the Pleasant Hill Road at I-85 diverging diamond interchange at the Gwinnett Place Marriott located at 1774 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.
At the second meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., representatives from the Georgia DOT, Gwinnett County DOT, and the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will discuss the plans for the I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard interchange at the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District office located at 5855 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Suite 122 in Norcross.
Representatives will present designs and displays, answer questions, and discuss the SPLOST and CID funded projects.