Most everyone that lives in Barrow County or Dacula has traveled Hwy. 316 during peak traffic hours. And if you have, you know this can frustrating to say the least. Heck, I've been known to cut a few people off and throw around the ol' middle finger a few times myself. (that was pre-medication of course).
So you've probably noticed the construction that's been going on since November around the area of Hwy. 20 and Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville.
GDOT has been touting the new interchange for years and I'm hoping it relieves most of the backup in that area. I was wondering over the weekend as I'm driving through that stretch how they will reconfigure the roads. Will Hwy. 20 pass over or under 316 and how will Collins Hill be routed? Does it really matter as long as they remove the lights? No, no it doesn't!!
I found this information on the GDOT website and thought it might be good to pass along. Although there's no drawing or rendering, it does explain how the roads will be reconfigured. It seems like they will combine the two interchanges into one. Personally I can't see how this will work but I'm not an engineer either.
Check out this link for the explanation Hwy 316 interchange
Here's the first paragraph: On November 15, 2011 Georgia DOT began a 2.2 mile project to extend limited access along SR 316 in Gwinnett County. Crews will reconstruct the first two signalized intersections (Collins Hill Road and State Route 20) into one interchange serving both roads.
As a Realtor and someone that lives on the 316 side of Dacula, I'm hoping this will open up this side of town to more prospective buyers. It might also help property values as well because I've been told more than once by a potential buyer they want to stay away from Hwy 316. If the traffic backup is a non-issue, this will benefit values in the long term.
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www.SteveSellsGwinnett.com Steve Rider, CDPE Realtor with Keller Williams Lanier Partners in Braselton Georgia. Covering Barrow, Jackson, Gwinnett and Hall Counties in Northeast Georgia. If you're looking for real estate in Gwinnett County please contact me at 404 663 7063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.