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Northbrook Parkway in Suwanee Opening Delayed Until Monday

The latest phase in the McGinnis Ferry Road project is near completion.

Updated 8:45 a.m., Sept. 21, 2011

The planned opening of four new lanes of Northbrook Parkway in Suwanee has been delayed until Monday, Sept. 26. This will extend the road from its current end at the Gwinnett Public Schools' headquarters to a new intersection with Old Peachtree Road, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

The planned Tuesday opening did not come off because crews did not finish the required work, Georgia DOT spokesperson Teri Pope said. Raised pavement markers will be installed on Northbrook Parkway this weekend, weather permitting.

“Opening this project completes a four lane parallel route on the east side of Interstate 85 from Old Peachtree Road on the north end to SR 378/Beaver Ruin Road on the south end," chief DOT engineer Randall Davis said. "You may know the route by Northbrook Parkway, North Brown Road, Breckinridge Boulevard or Shackelford Road.

"The completion of this route enhances connectivity in Gwinnett and provides an alternate route on the east side of the interstate when needed."

If weather forces a delay, the opening would be reset for Thursday.

This is the final segment of the massive $20.4 million McGinnis Ferry Road project, which last month provided for a new four-lane extension of the road over I-85.

The cost for the project was covered by federal stimulus funds.

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