Portion of Spalding Drive to be Widened
Relief is finally in sight for commuters and residents who regularly drive the heavily traveled section of Spalding Drive in Peachtree Corners from Winters Chapel Road to Holcomb Bridge Road. Plans have been approved for the project which includes road widening, replacing the Crooked Creek bridge and adding pedestrian walkways.
The work on this .6 mile section of road will be partially funded through $2 million in grants issued to Gwinnett County through the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). The total contracted project cost is $6.6 million and will be a coordinated effort by Gwinnett County and the cities of Peachtree Corners and Sandy Springs.
The work will involve widening Spalding Drive from two to four lanes plus a center turn lane from Winters Chapel Road to just west of the intersection with State Route 140/Holcomb Bridge Road; replacing the bridge over Crooked Creek and installing sidewalks and a multi-use path on Spalding Drive. The project also includes constructing a dedicated right turn lane from Winters Chapel Road onto Spalding Drive.
In addition, the existing traffic signals on Winters Chapel Road and River Exchange Drive will be upgraded and curb and gutter and associated drainage improvements will be installed.
“This is welcome news,” said Councilmember Phil Sadd. “Spalding Drive is a very busy road that runs through our city and is used not only by our citizens but those traveling from Gwinnett County to Sandy Springs. Additionally, the new bridge and pedestrian improvements will further enhance our efforts to make Peachtree Corners a more walkable city.”
The project has been awarded to CMES, Inc. Work is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2020 and is expected to take 24 months to complete.