The Beaver Ruin Road Midblock crossing is being constructed to increase pedestrian safety by offering a more readily available protected place to cross. Currently, signalized intersections are one mile apart and many people are risking their safety by crossing in a location without pedestrian safety infrastructure.
The new crossing will also include a pedestrian median, which will provide a secure place to wait in case walking the entire median at once is not possible. A High-Intensity Activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon will also be installed to ensure that drivers and pedestrians are both aware of the pedestrian in the road. This project is being funded by a grant the CID was awarded through the Georgia Department of Transportation, with additional funds provided by Gwinnett County DOT and the CID. The CID is responsible for managing all phases of the project. Updates to come.