June 27, 2017
The State Road and Tollway Authority awarded the City of Johns Creek a $1.5 million Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grant, which will be used for the State Bridge Road widening project from Medlock Bridge Road across the Chattahoochee River.
Gwinnett County also received $1.5 million for the project, which will expand the roadway from four to six lanes from Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek to McClure Bridge Road in Duluth.
Johns Creek will handle the State Bridge Road widening from Medlock Bridge Road to the river, where the road’s name changes to Pleasant Hill Road. Gwinnett County will handle the Pleasant Hill Road portion between the river and McClure Bridge Road.
Gwinnett County is currently buying right-of-way to widen Pleasant Hill Road to six lanes on the east side of the Chattahoochee River.
The Johns Creek portion of the project is on the list of Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) project, approved by Fulton County voters in November 2016.