Tuesday August 20th, 2019 7:20PM

Suwanee mulls traffic signal at Town Center Avenue and Buford Highway

It's still in the planning stages, but city leaders in Suwanee are considering a traffic signal at the intersection of Town Center Avenue and Buford Highway, on the west end of Town Center Park.

Currently, there is a pedestrian signal that will stop traffic along Buford Highway when activated, but there is no traffic light for cars coming in and out of Town Center.

"The long-term plan of the park has always been to hopefully have a traffic signal at that location, and in order to have a traffic signal, you have to have a warrant analysis," said Marty Allen, city manager.

A warrant analysis is a traffic study, which measures the amount of vehicles that pass through a given location, among other things.

Traffic studies generally take about a month to complete, said Allen.

Suwanee would be in charge of developing the data for the intersection, but Gwinnett County would have to approve the traffic signal.

"If the consultants believe that it's warranted, then it goes for their approval," said Allen.

Suwanee City Council discussed the matter at its January work session, but has not set a hard date for when, or if, the traffic study would be put in motion.

In November, council members approved an 18-acre retail and residential development just south of Town Center Park on Buford Highway, which could necessitate the traffic signal in the future.

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