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Monday 6/13 Traffic Update

Atlanta, GA --  Atlanta rush hour will be affected today by an overturned tractor trailer, and believe it or not, Zombies...

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I-85 express lanes FAQ's

I-85 express lanes FAQ's

ATLANTA -- If you commute on I-85 you have probably already seen the new signs going up to mark express toll lanes. A lot of people are asking questions about how they will work. We try to answer some of those questions with help from the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA).

Q: When will the new express lanes be open?

A: The SRTA, which manages the lanes, says they should be open by the end of summer. Hopefully they will be completed by the end of August but it may be September before they are open.

Q: How will the express lanes work?

A: Everyone who is planning to use the toll lanes will have to get a Peach Pass from the SRTA.
If you have three or more people in your car you won't pay anything. If you have one or two people in your car you will have to pay a toll that will be determined by the amount of traffic on the highway.
You won't be able to use the express lanes without a Peach Pass.

Summit to make case for transit to northern suburbs

Summit to make case for transit to northern suburbs

ATLANTA -- Three locals chambers of commerce have planned a summit to make a business case for transit into the suburbs.

The Metro Atlanta Northern Crescent Transit Summit will be from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339).

The event, presented by Jacobs and Siemens, features national elected and technical experts from North Carolina and New Mexico, as well as representatives from the Chambers of Commerce of Cobb, Gwinnett and North Fulton.

Attendees will learn about potential game-changing, high-capacity transit lines that will significantly reduce traffic congestion while strengthening economic development assets in the northern suburbs.

For more information about the summit, call 770-859-2322 or visit www.cobbchamber.org/transit.

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.  – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Gwinnett Braves will host a 5K Family Fun run at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a one mile family fun run that starts ten minutes later. This run will benefit the American Cancer Society and will cost $30. Participants will, also, get a free ticket to the Saturday matchup against the Toledo Mud Hens.

Norcross Police are inviting you to take part in a 5k run that begins at 8:00 a.m. The run will be called "Cops Helping Unique Kids" or CHUK. The $20 registration fee will go to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. There is also a free run and walk that will happen at 10:00 a.m. and a family festival at Thrashers Park.

Gwinnett Commissioners may postpone airport vote

Gwinnett Commissioners may postpone airport vote

LAWRENCEVILLE --  A decision on whether to allow ticketed passenger service at Briscoe Field may have to wait a little longer.

A Gwinnett Board of Commissioners votes is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, but a resolution may be introduced to delay the vote so that more residents can voice their opinions.

The issue at hand is whether to begin to allow larger passenger planes, seating up to 140, to fly in and out of Briscoe Field, which currently serves only coporate jets and small commercial aircraft.

Commissioner John Heard, who is scheduled to introduce the resolution, opposes allowing large passenger planes into the airport.

 

County Gets Boost In Funds For State Route Widening

LAWRENCEVILLE – (submitted by Gwinnett County Transportation) The Board of Commissioners approved an addendum to an agreement with Georgia DOT that will allow the County to accept an additional $28 million in funding for right-of-way acquisition to widen SR 20/Cumming Highway near Sugar Hill from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the Chattahoochee River.

The County received $11 million in federal and state funds in October 2010 to purchase right-of-way and easements from approximately 200 properties located along State Route 20. The County is funding land acquisition services associated with the project and acquisitions are now underway.    

This is the last of three projects to replace the only remaining two-lane sections of State Route 20 in Gwinnett.

Gwinnett County Recorders Court Offers Amnesty During Month of March! No Fees, No Warrants!

Gwinnett County Recorders Court Offers Amnesty During Month of March! No Fees, No Warrants!

Gwinnett County, GA--  (Submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  

If you have an outstanding traffic citation in Gwinnett County Recorder's Court issued as far back as 1983, you will have from March 1 to 31, 2011, to settle your case without additional penalty. Fines may be paid at Recorder's Court located at 115 Stone Mountain Street in Lawrenceville weekdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm.