The Town of Braselton is among 58 project recipients that have been awarded some of a $33 million pot in state transportation enhancement funds for a planned extension to the Braselton Parkway in Barrow and Jackson counties. The state awarded $1 million to the local project last week from the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank grant; a revolving infrastructure investment fund established in 2008 and is administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA).
The town applied for assistance with the $14 million planned project in October of 2013, requesting $4 million from the state. Now, town manager Jennifer Dees said the engineer is redesigning to phase the project. “Once we have the plans for Phase I we will begin (right of way) acquisition and permitting,” wrote Dees in an email.
According to the initial project overview, the project would create a new 2.2-mile-long roadway that would extend Braselton Parkway from Jesse Cronic Road in Jackson County to State Route 211 in Barrow County. The north end of the new roadway will align with the existing Braselton Parkway/Jesse Cronic Road intersection and then continue south paralleling I-85 from Jesse Cronic Road, crossing over the Mulberry River (bridge required) and intersecting with the existing intersection of SR 211 and Tour De France Drive (the main entrance to Chateau Elan). Several large employers are already located on the existing Braselton Parkway, and the new roadway will allow a more direct connection for trucks and workers heading south to SR 211 and connecting to I-85.
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