DULUTH — Sugarloaf Parkway is about to be widened from four lanes to six lanes from I-85 to Satellite Boulevard in a move Gwinnett County officials say will improve traffic flow near the Infinite Energy Center.
Gwinnett commissioners earlier this month approved the $2.8 million project to ease traffic flow at the Infinite Energy Center and the adjoining Revel mixed-use entertainment district being built on the old surface parking lots.
Sugarloaf Parkway will be widened from four to six lanes from I-85 to Satellite Boulevard and a third left turn lane from Satellite south onto Sugarloaf will be added along with a new traffic signal, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements at the intersection.
The project is expected to begin before the end of this year and is set to be completed in fall of 2020, weather permitting.
E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. was the lowest of eight bids on the project. Funding comes from several SPLOST programs and from the Sugarloaf Community Improvement District.