Ronald Reagan Parkway
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|Ronald Reagan Parkway|
|Maintained by Gwinnett County DOT|
|Length:||7.3 mi (11.7 km)|
|Existed:||1995 – present|
|West end:||Pleasant Hill Road near of Lilburn|
|US 29 / SR 8 near of Lilburn|
|East end:||SR 124 and Pinehurst Road in Snellville|
Ronald Reagan Parkway (RRP) is a controlled-access highway located entirely within Gwinnett County, Georgia, and connects the Lilburn area with Snellville. It is named after Ronald Reagan, the 40th president. The highway was spearheaded by then-Gwinnett County chairman Wayne Mason in the mid-1990s.
The parkway begins at an intersection with Pleasant Hill Road, northeast of Lilburn. It passes just north of Browne Lake and has an interchange with US 29/SR 8 (Lawrenceville Highway). On the northeast side of Bethesda Park is an interchange with Bethesda Church Road, which partially travels through the park. After crossing over the Yellow River, it curves to the southeast and has an interchange with Five Forks–Trickum Road. Then, it meets Webb Gin House Road SW and passes to the west of Eastside Medical Center. At Presidential Circle, the freeway portion of the parkway ends and it continues to the southesast at-grade. Approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) later, the parkway intersects SR 124 (Scenic Highway SW). Here, the roadway continues to the southeast as Pinehurst Road SW.
In 2009, new plans were developed to extend Ronald Reagan Parkway as a toll road to directly connect with I-85. On June 23, 2009, Gwinnett County voted to approve a partnership with a private firm to study extending the Ronald Reagan Parkway to I-85. The study cost $1.4 million and was be funded by the County. The plans were abandoned in February 2013 due to public concerns about tolls, potential traffic and the road path.
The entire route is in Gwinnett County. All exits are unnumbered.
|0.0||0.0||To I‑85 / Pleasant Hill Road||Western terminus; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|0.8||1.3||US 29 / SR 8 (Lawrenceville Highway) – Lilburn, Lawrenceville|
|1.8||2.9||Bethesda Church Road – Bethesda Park|
|Yellow River||2.9||4.7||Unnamed bridge||Crossing over the Yellow River|
|4.0||6.4||Five Forks–Trickum Road – Five Forks|
|5.3||8.5||Webb Gin House Road SW –Brookwood High School|
|Snellville||7.1||11.4||Presidential Circle||Freeway ends; roadway continues at-grade.|
|7.3||11.7||SR 124 (Scenic Highway SW) – Lithonia, Lawrenceville||Eastern terminus; roadway continues as Pinehurst Road SW.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1994. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1996. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
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- "National Highway System: Atlanta, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
- Patrick Fox (June 23, 2009). "Gwinnett proceeds with Reagan Parkway study" (HTML). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- Martin K. Conroy (February 21, 2013). (PDF) http://www.reaganextension.com/documents/Feasibility_Study_Results.pdf. Retrieved September 11, 2013. Missing or empty
- Media related to Ronald Reagan Parkway at Wikimedia Commons