Friday, April 19, 2013
The accident did not injure anyone.
Police responded to an accident around 3 p.m. on Friday that involved an overturned vehicle on the corner of Highway 78 and Abington Drive, according to Snellville Police Cpt. Greg Perry. No injuries have been reported. Snellville Patch will update this story if more information is made available. Traffic may be impacted.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Ten cameras will be installed and the traffic signals will be interconnected.
According to the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, a project is underway along Highway 124/Centerville Highway to install 6.8 miles of underground fiber optic cable, 10 CCTV cameras, and to interconnect the 11 traffic signals along the corridor. (See the attached PDF for a detailed map.) "This will tie the Centerville Highway corridor to our Traffic Control Center (TCC) and allow staff to monitor and make real time traffic signal adjustments based on current conditions," said Charles Bailey, traffic engineering and planning division director of Gwinnet DOT. The improvements are being made from Lee Road on Highway 124 through Oak Road. Cameras will be installed in the following intersections: Many of the intersections …
Share your opinion on Highway 124, 78 and a host of intersections in between.
As a metro-Atlanta resident, you know that driving anywhere around town can be pleasant or rip-out-your-hair stressful, whether it's rush hour or not. That's the case for most Gwinnett County towns, including our own. A number of intersections in Snellville were discussed on Facebook earlier this week, with one reader calling Highway 124 "the stupidest road ever." "I'd rather drive to England to buy something," he added. While the intersection at Highway 124 and Highway 78 drew a lot of discussion, other roads that connect to Highway 124 cause major headaches as well, including the intersection at Janmar, Oak and Ronald Reagan. What do you think is the worst intersection in the city? And what could be done about it? Take our poll, which…
Friday, December 21, 2012
It also allows more TV and online viewing of some intersections in the county.
Most everyone in Snellville and Gwinnett County has to deal with often-contentious traffic on a daily basis. And the county government is making improvements in its traffic management system that may make that task easier. According to a county news release, the Board of Commissioners recently allocated $341,763 in 2009 SPLOST funds for an upgrade, which will expand use of the state NaviGator system. The upgrade, which includes added information available via live online streaming, is expected to be completed in mid- to late 2013, according to Gwinnett spokesperson Heather Sawyer. Transportation Director Kim Conroy said, “This contract will improve our ability to monitor and manage traffic conditions across the county." The upgrade also …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
City ranks way down the scale when it comes to how many minutes Snellville residents spend in their daily commute to work and back.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Despite there being very direct and easy routes to Snellville, a recent study says Snellville residents don't fare as well as others for smooth traffic commutes. An article on The Business Journals Digital Network refers to a study in which small cities were ranked based on the ease of commutes. Altus, Okla., where more than 80 percent of workers can get home in less than 15 minutes, came out on top. (Small cities were determined as those with populations of 10,000 to 50,000 people.) That same study found that in Snellville, only 15 percent of the city's workforce can make it from their home to their place of work in less than 15 minutes. While 1.5 percent of the workers in Altus face a daily commute of 45 minutes or more, almost 34 …