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Suwanee to share findings from Buford Highway study

SUWANEE -- The city of Suwanee is hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to share findings related to the Buford Highway Transportation Study.

The meeting will be at the Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway.

The study concentrates on the area from McGinnis Ferry Road to the entrance of George Pierce Park and is intended to determine what changes will be necessary to accommodate multiple transportation modes and projected development.

According to officials, bike lanes, a roundabout, on-street parking and extra travel lanes are all being considered.

A city spokeswoman said the context-sensitive study stems from the 2009 Downtown Master Plan and is funded by an Atlanta Regional Commission grant.

Planning Division Director Matthew Dickison said alternatives have been developed to preserve the highway's existing character while making it more accommodating to various modes of transportation and anticipated development.

"Now, we are asking for our residents to provide feedback," he said. "At the community meeting, we'll provide a brief presentation about how the plan was developed and then use interactive exercises to elicit feedback."

City officials will host an open house on March 18 to share a final draft and receive additional community comments before City Hall considers the plan.

That meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 330 Town Center Ave.