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Study Extended on Connecting Ronald Reagan Parkway to I-85

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- It's going to take a little longer to learn the findings of a study on extending Ronald Reagan Parkway to Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County.

County Commissioners agreed to give Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. more time to work on the study and continue discussions with the county, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration on how and where to build potential new access points to I-85. The contract extension comes at no cost to the county.

"This project is still in a pre-development phase to determine if it is necessary and feasible," Gwinnett DOT Director Brian Allen said in a statement. "Possible routes and environmental impacts will be studied in the next phase."

A local citizens group has met with project leaders 11 times to review various aspects of the proposal and will continue to be involved along the way.

Gwinnett County Extends Ronald Reagan Parkway Study

Two Georgia Teams Crack USA TODAY Super 25 Poll

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- By beating Bob Jones (AL) on August 28, North Gwinnett became the first Georgia team to crack the USA TODAY Super 25; the Bulldogs debuted last week at 17th in the nation. One week later and Georgia teams are getting even more respect.

North Gwinnett took care of nationally-ranked team Crenshaw (CA) , beating the Los Angeles team 17-12.  That win takes the Bulldogs to 3-0 and 15th in the Super 25. Crenshaw is now 0-1.

Camden County had a big 45-42 win over Miami Central (FL), which was ranked second in the country. Senior kicker Matt Ehasz hit a game-winning 19-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Wildcats from unranked to the 7th spot in the nation. Miami Central dropped to 24th in the same poll.

A Look Back at Week Two's Prep Football Predictions

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- Massey Matchups predicted some of Georgia's top games last week, including Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week.

Mountain View was predicted to beat Archer 35-27 last Friday, which was reasonable considering the Bears topped the Tigers twice last season. But this was a different year and ultimately a different result. Archer proved the computer wrong, beating Mountain View 17-14.

Massey Matchups Predicts Georgia's Top Games

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- With 57.8 percent of the fan vote, Archer at Mountain View was selected as Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. Both teams are in their first full season of varsity play. Both teams are looking for their first win in 2010. Luckily, Massey Matchups tells us which team will get that first victory.

This Friday, expect Mountain View to beat the visiting Archer Tigers 35-27. At least that is what Massey Matchups is predicting.

Mountain View is currently 0-1 after losing to Central Gwinnett 24-17 last week. The Bears played to a 4-0 varsity record last year, but this season will be different in terms of strength and length of varsity schedule.

Archer finished 1-2 in varsity play last season and starts out this year at 0-1 following a 21-17 loss to Duluth.

HOT Lane Projects Launched on I-85

BUFORD, GA -- A partnership of Georgia transportation agencies has officially kicked off an experiment in managing peak traffic flow through electronic tolling along Interstate 85.

On Thursday, the heads of the Georgia Department of Transportation, the State Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority unveiled several versions of the "Peach Pass" signs that will be used to direct motorists into high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett County.

Lawrenceville Match-Up Tops Game of the Week Voting

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- There are plenty of great games this weekend, but one contest was a runaway winner for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. Fans chose Archer at Mountain View with 57.8 percent of the vote.

Archer and Mountain View face off in a battle of new programs. Both schools are playing their first full varsity season. Mountain View went 4-0 against varsity competition last season and Archer finished 1-2.

Both teams are currently at 0-1. Archer lost to Duluth 21-17 and Mountain View lost to Central Gwinnett 24-17.