The Freight Plan will provide a comprehensive look at freight within the CID, with a specific focus on the area roughly south of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and west of I-85, as this area was identified as a freight-intensive cluster by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Freight movement, mobility and infrastructure will be studied. The CID will also consider other factors that impact freight operations, such as issues that affect the workforce associated with the industry (i.e. transit, workforce transportation, etc.). The plan will include involvement of stakeholders such as business owners and representatives of local governments within the area, and it will include significant public involvement.
Based upon the findings of the study, the CID will develop the freight plan, which will provide recommendations, including potential projects, aimed at improving freight-related issues within the study area.
The project is funded by the ARC, Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and the CID. At the September 13th, 2018 board meeting, Gateway85 board members approved the selection of Cambridge Systematics as the consultant who will work on the project. More details will be provided in upcoming newsletters.