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Saturday February 16th, 2019 6:36AM

Suwanee leaders look to reduce speeds on Settles Bridge Road

Amid concerns from nearby residents, officials in Suwanee are planning to look at a few structural ways of getting drivers to slow down on Settles Bridge Road.

"We've had some concerns about speeding along it for quite a while, and we've had a number of residents who've approached [city staff] about looking to reduce the speeding from a structural way," said Marty Allen, city manager, in an interview with AccessWDUN.com.

The city's engineering department is looking into the possibility at adding things like chicanes to the road, artificially narrowing or intentionally turning the road in an effort to force drivers to slow down.

The other option is to add a structure to the road, like a tree that the road must take a wide turn to avoid.

With so many neighborhoods connected to Settles Bridge Road, Allen said safety has been concern.

"We're going to pull together an open house and a public forum some time in the near future to provide some concepts to the community to get some feedback," said Allen.

The road is not a cut-through, so the issue doesn't have as much to do with commuter traffic, said Allen.

(NOTE: This story is about the Settles Bridge Road within the city limits of Suwanee. There is another Settles Bridge Road nearby, close to Settles Bridge Park, which is located in unincorporated Gwinnett County.)

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