As of Friday, April 20, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Several months ago, I spoke with the acting director (now the director) of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, Kim Conroy, concerning the installation of a left turn arrow on Georgia Highway 20 at Braselton Highway (Highway 124). For years, drivers coming from Buford on Highway 20 who live off Braselton Highway have been risking their lives to make a left turn onto Highway 124 just before Chadwick's Market. Mr. Conroy relayed that approval would have to come through the Georgia Dept. of Transportation.
Earlier this week as I was coming home from the Mall of Georgia I approached that intersection, was sitting at the red light looking at traffic backed up to Swanson Drive, when -- Wow! -- I got a left turn arrow. Appreciation is due the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and the state.
In my opinion, it was only a matter of time before a tragic accident would take place at this extremely busy intersection. This has renewed my faith in local government.
Well done, DOT.
-- Gaye McNeil,