Status: Complete – Updated March 2021
The Freight Transit Study provided 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 was studied. The CID also considered 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 included involvement of stakeholders such as business owners and representatives of local governments within the area, and it included significant public involvement.
Gateway85 has completed and adopted its Freight Study’s final documents. The project resulted in more than 200 potential projects, including intersection improvements, pedestrian upgrades, roadway operational projects and more. The study primarily reviewed the area south of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and west of I-85, identified as a freight-intensive cluster by the Atlanta Regional Commission, who granted $250,000 for the study. An interactive map of proposed projects is available with basic information including the project ID, project type, projected timeline, and estimated cost. The map can be accessed here. For a full executive summary of the Freight Cluster Plan, click here.
The project was funded by the ARC, Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and Gateway85 CID. Cambridge Systematics was hired as the project consultant.
On March 16, 2021, Gateway85 announced that it plans to immediately invest $500,000 to execute key project recommendations designed to improve the district’s infrastructure and mobility.