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Sugarloaf Parkway Corridor Improvements, Gwinnett County-Duluth, Georgia

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Upgrades include traffic flow and aesthetic improvements to the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway at Satellite Boulevard along with the widening of Sugarloaf Parkway between I-85 and the new Infinite Energy Center parking decks entrance.

Source: Credit to Sugarloaf Community Improvement District

Project Name

Sugarloaf Parkway Corridor Improvements


Gwinnett County-Duluth, Georgia

Project Sponsor / Borrower

Sugarloaf Community Improvement District

Program Areas

Alternative Project Delivery Value Capture

Value Capture Techniques

Special Assessment, Community Improvement Districts




The Sugarloaf Community Improvement District (CID) was formed in 2016 to ensure the long-term success of Gwinnett County's business and entertainment district.

The CID is one of the region's top-ten employment centers. Together with Gwinnett Place, the Sugarloaf business district ranks fourth for jobs and third for businesses in the Metro Atlanta region. The CID is also home to the Infinite Energy Center, a regional destination that attracts over a million visitors each year. Exciting plans for expansion and new development at this site are also being planned.

Since formation, the CID has leveraged $8.5 million in funding for transportation improvements within the CID, advanced projects to help make the district safe, attractive, and connected, and expanded the CID to more than double its initial value.

The CID implemented improvements to the Sugarloaf Parkway in Gwinnett County, Georgia to alleviate traffic congestion, enhance area aesthetics, and contribute to the area's development. The upgrades were made from I-85 to the Infinite Energy Center entrance west of Satellite Boulevard.

As a part of the project, Sugarloaf Parkway was widened from four to six lanes and a third left turn lane, new traffic signal, curb, gutter, and drainage improvements were added. Specifically, three westbound lanes were added at the Infinite Energy Center entrance to I-85 southbound ramps. The Infinite Energy Center is a major destination that attracts over a million visitors a year and these improvements will reduce vehicle delays at the intersection, which are expected to increase with new development in the area. Three eastbound lanes were added from I-85 ramps to Sugarloaf Parkway. Other enhancements included the addition of mast arm signals, pavers, and landscaping upgrades.

Infrastructure investment plans include Gwinnett's first diverging diamond interchange and numerous intersection improvement projects that promote greater mobility to economic development incentives, including the Gwinnett Place Opportunity Zone and Tax Allocation District.



Funding Sources

  • Gwinnett County - $2,792,081.54
  • Sugarloaf Community Improvement District - $71,630.06

Project Delivery / Contract Method


Private Partner

E.R. Snell Contractor Inc.

Project Advisors / Consultants

E.R. Snell Contractor Inc.



Duration / Status

Construction on the Sugarloaf Parkway Corridor is complete and only final punch-list items such as landscaping, which will be complete in early 2021, remain.

Financial Status/Financial Performance

Gwinnett County funded most of the project through Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) programs, contributing $2,792,081.54. The Sugarloaf Community Improvement District contributed $71,630.06.


  • Represents the gateway to the CID and Infinite Energy Center, which attracts over one million visitors each year.
  • Expected to improve traffic flow.
  • Public-Private Partnerships to improve mobility to the region.
  • Leverage State Funding.

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Alyssa Davis
Executive Director
(678) 584-2266

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