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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Notification for Holcomb Bridge Road Railroad Crossing Improvements

The City of Norcross would like to notify residents and visitors that the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation will begin preliminary work for the Holcomb Bridge Road Railroad Crossing Improvement Project. Upon completion of preliminary work, road closures are projected to begin in late February to allow for major grading and other work. The project is expected to be complete in late May 2019. During the construction process, drivers are advised to be patient, cautious, informed and aware. All construction work and estimated timelines are weather permitting.

This project will involve road improvements at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Thrasher St. in order to provide a safer vehicular crossing over the railroad tracks. Approximate construction limits will extend from 57 Holcomb Bridge Road to the railroad tracks, and from 71 Thrasher Street to 168 Thrasher Street. The Thrasher Street/Holcomb Bridge intersection will be raised about 5’ to provide a more moderate grade transition over the railroad tracks while improving visibility for drivers. No work is proposed on the South Peachtree side of the tracks. This project is being led by Gwinnett County in coordination with the City.

City of Norcross residents, businesses and visitors may experience minor traffic inconveniences due to the construction and the subsequent detour. During the construction period, the intersection of Thrasher St. and Holcomb Bridge Road will be closed. After construction is completed, merchants and customers will benefit from improved vehicular travel over the railroad tracks and improved driver sight distance at the intersection.

“The City of Norcross and Gwinnett County worked closely together to determine the best course of action to make as minimal impact as possible to local businesses and residents. Of importance was the timing of the project ensuring construction did not interrupt busy retail seasons during the winter and summer months,” commented City of Norcross Mayor Craig Newton. “Thank you for your patience during this improvement project as we work to keep Norcross ‘a place to imagine.’”

During the construction process, drivers are advised to be patient, cautious, informed and aware. All construction work and estimated timelines are weather permitting.

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