On June 12, Gateway85 CID and partners including Gwinnett County Commissioner Lynnette Howard, Gwinnett DOT Director Alan Chapman and Norcross City Manager Rudolph Smith celebrated the opening of the new pedestrian bridge on Brook Hollow Parkway at the intersection of Brook Hollow Parkway and Pinnacle Way.
The bridge, which is 10 feet wide and 150 feet long and situated over a creek, allows for safe pedestrian travel on the south side of this important arterial connector. It also provides a beautiful view of the creek.
Additionally, sidewalks on the southside of Brook Hollow Parkway are complete along the entire expanse from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Indian Trail Road. There are four bus stops along this stretch of road and in the past, pedestrians had to cross the street and stand in grass to wait for the bus. Now they can walk and wait safely on the new sidewalk. We’ve also constructed a pilot enhanced bus stop at the intersection of Brook Hollow Parkway and Mitchell Road to include benches, a trash can and upgraded landscaping. Upon completion of the construction, Gwinnett County Transit relocated the stop location to utilize this area for its passengers.
The new Brook Hollow Parkway bridge, sidewalk additions and bus stop enhancements are part of a larger plan of improvements for the area – all with the goal of providing more mobility for pedestrians and vehicles within our bustling corridor. In the future, it will also provide easier access to the new Norcross Pinnacle Park. We have a number of connectivity and safety projects slated to start in the next few months. We’ll share more with you as those projects begin.
Brook Hollow Parkway Pedestrian Bridge under construction in April 2018
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the bridge on June 12