As of Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LOGANVILLE -- A widening project of Ga. Highway 20 that began more than two years ago opened to traffic on Wednesday morning.
The Georgia Department of Transportation opened two eastbound lanes from Ozora Road to Brand Road, and District Engineer Bayne Smith said paving continues westbound. Lane closures and traffic shifts will occur during paving.
"The opening of a second lane eastbound will improve traffic flow and efficiency in the area by adding more capacity to our roadway network," Smith said in a news release.
The 2.7-mile long project, which cost $10.9 million and was paid for by stimulus funds, began in March 2010 and was originally expected to be completed late last year.
The project widens Ga. Highway 20 to a four-lane divided highway from Cooper/Ozora Roads to Brand Road.