Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The light at the busy intersection will be suspended by mast arms.
The Suwanee City Council approved extra funds Tuesday to display a planned traffic signal at a busy intersection on McGinnis Ferry Road. Officials OK'd a maximum of $25,000 to help construct mast arms to display the signal at McGinnis Ferry Road and Scales Road. The intersection has been the focus of much frustration from nearby residents, especially since a double-fatal accident there last November. Gwinnett County officials, who maintain the road, agreed to place a light at the intersection after conducting a study of traffic patterns. The signal is expected to be installed by the summer. The intersection also sits at the crest of a hill, which limits visibility in both directions. And traffic has increased along McGinnis Ferry Road …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Suwanee officials are considering how to display the coming signal at the busy interesection.
Gwinnett County officials already have the wheels turning toward a new traffic light at a busy Suwanee intersection. Now, Suwanee officials are considering how to display the new light. Suwanee officials are considering spending up to $25,000 for added display features for the light at McGinnis Ferry Road and Scales Road. The improved display would include mast arms and underground utilities. The default display would be to simply hang the light by wires. The extra funds would mean a display similar to the light at some other busy intersections around town, including at Buford Highway-Lawrenceville Suwanee Road. Gwinnett officials, who maintain the road, agreed to install the light after a recent traffic study. The study was undertaken …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Mike Strickland was a driver in the head-on crash that killed two others, including his mother.
Mike Strickland, who was injured in the head-on collision on McGinnis Ferry Road in Suwanee recently, is in serious condition in a Gwinnett hospital. Gwinnett Medical spokesperson Beth Okun relayed Mike Strickland's condition Monday. He was admitted to the Lawrenceville facility following the November 28 crash near Scales Road. The accident killed two people, including Strickland's mother, Jean Strickland. Also killed was David Dowdy of Bogart, Ga. Authorities believe that a vehicle driven by Dowdy crossed the center line at a break in the median and struck the vehicle driven by Mike Strickland. See also: Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.