Since 1988, SPLOST dollars have contributed more than a billion dollars for transportation construction projects in Gwinnett, paying for building new roads, widening old ones, and making hundreds of improvements to reduce bottlenecks and upgrade traffic flow and safety. Improvements include intersection upgrades, new turn lanes, traffic lights, alignment and safety improvements, bridge replacements, sidewalks, drainage, safety improvements at schools, and resurfacing. The County also partners with the state to improve roadways in Gwinnett; more than $235 million in County funds have been allocated on state roads since 1992. County staff often handles design, land acquisition, and environmental permitting for state road projects.


2009 SPLOST Program: $302.5 million
The 2009 SPLOST program is expected to collect $308.3 million for transportation projects. The money collected will fund more than 150 projects including school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks, and unpaved road improvements. Some of the notable projects are:
     
Diverging Diamond Interchange at Pleasant Hill Road and I-85

Description:
  • This project is classified as a bridge/intersection, capacity/congestion upgrade
  • Provides capacity/congestion upgrades to the interchange of I-85 with Pleasant Hill Road
  • Project cost includes enhancements paid for by the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District
 
     
Old Norcross Tucker Road

Description:
  • Old Norcross Tucker Road, from South Norcross Tucker Road to Britt Road, safety and alignment and sidewalk project
  • 5,000 feet
  • Widening, curb, gutter, and drainage improvements
   
     
Lilburn Main Street Relocation

Description:
  • New Location roadway from US29/Lawrenceville Highway to Church Street in the City of Lilburn
  • Traffic signal/pedestrian upgrades to Main Street at US29/Lawrenceville Highway intersection
   
     
Killian Hill Road at the Yellow River

Description:
  • Bridge replacement on Killian Hill at the Yellow River
  • Improved the alignment of the roadway
  • The new bridge is structurally sound and meets current safety standards
 
     
Old Peachtree Road/Sunny Hill Road at Mountain View High School

Description:
  • School safety project to improve the intersection of Old Peachtree Road and Sunny Hill Road by realigning Old Peachtree Road and adding turn lanes
  • Provides safer access to Mountain View High School via the Old Peachtree Road at Sunny Hill Road intersection
   
     

SR 316 from I-85 to Sugarloaf Parkway

Description:

  • Safety and alignment improvements on SR 316 from I-85 to Sugarloaf Parkway
  • Improvements include installation of an auxiliary lane, signage, and roadside shoulder improvements
  • Project corrects substandard alignment and improves sight distance and traffic flow
 
     
Sugarloaf Parkway at SR 316

Description:
  • Construction of an interchange for Sugarloaf Parkway and SR 316
  • Ties the newly completed extension of Sugarloaf Parkway to SR 316
 
     
Rehabilitation/revitalization of Gwinnett’s sidewalks

Description:
  • Sidewalk/multi-use path improvements in various identified rehabilitation and revitalization areas
  • Provides safe avenues for pedestrians 
  • Use of sidewalks provides multi-modal transportation and reduces the reliance on motorized vehicles
 

To see the complete list of 2009 SPLOST program transportation projects, click here.   

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2005 SPLOST: $190.3 million
The 2005 SPLOST program funded more than 150 projects including school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks, and unpaved road improvements.
     
Arcado Road at Jackson Creek

Description:
  • Bridge replacement at Jackson Creek
 
     
Rehabilitation/Identified Revitalization Areas

Description:
  • Resurfacing including associated prep work, shoulder construction, and replacement/rehabilitation of existing curbing
  • Resurfacing adds structural strength to the older roads
  • Shoulder construction improves roadside safety
  • Curb work improves drainage
   
     
Bethany Church Road at SR 124 near Centerville Community Center and Library

Description:
  • 2,300 feet of 5-foot sidewalks on Bethany Church Road from SR 124 to Centerville Community Center and Library
  • Project provides a safe avenue for pedestrians
  • Use of sidewalks promotes multi-modal transportation and reduces the reliance upon motorized vehicles
   
     
Indian Trail Road at Hillcrest Road and Burns Road

Description:
  • 3,800 feet of 5-foot sidewalks on Indian Trail Road from Hillcrest Road to Burns Road
  • Project provides a safe avenue for pedestrians
  • Use of sidewalks promotes multi-modal transportation and reduces the reliance upon motorized vehicles
   
     
Azalea Drive at Woodward Mill Elementary School

Description:
  • School safety project, addition of turn lanes on Azalea Drive leading to Woodward Mill Elementary School
  • Added center turn lane and right turn lane on Cooper Road
  • Addition of school flashers, signage, and sidewalks
   
     
SR 20 at Old Peachtree Road

Description:
  • Turn lane additions and traffic operation improvements for SR 20 at Old Peachtree Road
  • Project addresses safety issues, current volume, number of accidents, and potential growth
 
     
SR 20 from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Chattahoochee River

Description:
  • Major road improvement project
  • Widening of SR 20 from two to four lanes with a median from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the Chattahoochee River
  • Replace the existing two-lane bridge over the Chattahoochee River with a new four-lane divided bridge to connect with the widening of SR 20 on both sides of the river
 
     
McGinnis Ferry Extension from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road 

Description:
  • New four-lane road with median from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, including sidewalks, guardrail, three new traffic signals, a new bridge over I-85, and a bridge on Northbrook Parkway over a tributary of Mill Creek  
  • Project also included improvements to Old Peachtree Road approaching McGinnis Ferry Road Extension
  • Project provides a new crossing of I-85 as an alternative to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road interchange
 
     
Sugarloaf Parkway Extension Phase I

Description:
  • Phase I consists of a new limited access, four-lane roadway with 44-foot grassed median from SR 20 to SR 316
  • Phase II includes new limited access, four-lane roadway with grassed median from SR 316 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
  • Project is a vital connector between SR 20 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, providing cross county connectivity
 
     
Herrington Road from Old Norcross Road to Oakland Road

Description:
  • Road safety and alignment improvement from Old Norcross Road to Oakland Road
  • Sight distance vertical alignment
  • Replaced bridge over Fork Creek Tributary
 

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2001 SPLOST Program: $201.1 million
The 2001 SPLOST program provided funding for approximately 223 projects including school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks, and unpaved road improvements.
     

Sugarloaf Parkway, Extension Phase I

Description:

  • Phase I consists of a new limited access, four-lane roadway with 44-foot grassed median from SR 20 to SR 316
  • Phase II – New limited access four lane roadway from SR 316 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
 
     

US 29 (Brand Bank to Victor Street)

Description:

  • Turn lanes at Paper Mill Road and US 29 and SR124/Scenic Highway and US 29
  • Additional through lane on US 29 approach to Paper Mill Road
  • Alignment improvements at Paper Mill Road and Spring Lake Road
   
     

McGinnis Ferry Extension

Description:

  • New Four lane road with 20-foot raised median from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road
  • 2.7 miles of sidewalks
  • Improvements to Old Peachtree Road approaching McGinnis Ferry Road Extension
   
     

Traffic Signal System Upgrade

Description:

  • Upgrade and coordinate traffic signals in corridors throughout Gwinnett County
  • Improve the efficiency and safety of the corridors
   
     

Old Peachtree Road at Hurricane Shoals Road

Description:

  • Improvements to Old Peachtree Road’s westbound approach to Hurricane Shoals Road
  • Corrections to  vertical alignment and sight distance improvements
   
     

Webb Ginn House Road at Moon Place

Description:

  • Improvements to roadway alignment.
  • Additional turn lanes to improve safety
  • Congestion Relief
 
     

Indian Trail Road at Jackson Creek

Description:

  • Bridge replacement at Jackson Creek
  • Project addressed deficiencies and limitations of weight and width
   
     

Russell Road at Little Suwanee Creek

Description:

  • Bridge replacement over Little Suwanee Creek
  • Project addressed substandard structural sufficiency rating
 
     

Buford City Schools

Description:

  • Safety improvements to road system at Buford City Schools
   
     

Garner Road (Miller Road to Five Forks)

Description:

  • 5,600 feet of sidewalk on Garner Road from Miller Road to Five Forks Trickum Road
  • Use of sidewalks promotes multi-modal transportation and reduces the reliance upon motorized vehicles
   
     

Resurfacing Roads

Description:

  • Maintenance to  both County roads and City maintained streets
  • Additional structural strength for older roads
  • Improved roadside safety (shoulders)
  • Improved drainage (curb work).
   
     

SR 324 Widening (I-85 to SR 124)

Description:

  • SR 324 widened from two to four lanes with a median
  • Addressed safety issues with the goal of reducing in the number of accidents
  • Addressed the potential growth in the area
 
     

Lake Lucerne Road (Five Forks Trickum to US 78)

Description:

  • Road Safety and Alignment improvement
  • Improved substandard alignment
   
     

Rockbridge Road (JCB to US 29)

Description:

  • 2.5 miles of widening from two to three lands on Rockbridge Road from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to US 29
  • Improved turning movements
  • Addressed safety issues.
   

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1997 SPLOST Program: $295 million

Satellite Boulevard Extension

Description:
A new four lane divided roadway was constructed from Smithtown Road to SR 20, providing a parallel road on the north side of I85 and I-985.

 
     

SR 324 widening

Description:
SR 324 was widened from a two lane to a four lane divided road with sidewalks on both sides of the road. The widening extended from SR at the Mall of Georgia to SR 124 in the Dacula area, including a new bridge over I-85. The SPLOST funded the two roadway widening projects on either side of I-95 with some State of Georgia matching funds. The SPLOST also funded the engineering and land acquisition for the new I-85 overpass, with State and Federal dollars paying for the construction.

   
     

Satellite Boulevard widening at Gwinnett Place

Description:
The road was widened from a four lane to a six lane divided from Steve Reynolds Boulevard to Pleasant Hill Road.

   
     

Steve Reynolds Boulevard widening

Description:
The road was widened from a four lane to a six lane divided from Club Drive to Satellite Boulevard.

 
     

Club Drive widening

Description:
The road was widened from a four lane to a six lane divided from Pleasant Hill Road to Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

   
     

Medlock Bridge Road improvements

Description:
A center turn lane and sidewalks on both sides of the road were built from Peachtree industrial Boulevard to Spalding Drive / South Old Peachtree Road. The intersection of Spalding / South Old Peachtree was improved with turn lanes and pedestrian upgrades. A center turn lane and several right turn lanes with sidewalks on one side and a multi-use path on the other side were built from Spalding Drive / South Old Peachtree Road to SR 141. Improvements to the SR 141 and Bush Road intersections were also constructed, including a new traffic signal at Bush road and dual left turn lanes at SR 141.

 
     

North Berkeley Lake Road improvements

Description:
A center turn lane and several right turn lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the road were added from Buford Highway to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Dual left turn lanes and a long right turn lane were also added at Buford Highway.

 
     

Old Peachtree Road at Buford Highway

Description:
Dual left turn lanes were added on Old Peachtree Road and extended left and right turn lanes were placed on Rogers Bridge Road.

 
     

SR 20 at SR 84 turn lane additions

Description:
Left turn lanes were added or extended on all four approaches to the intersection.

 
     

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1992 SPLOST Program: $249.1 million
     

Sugarloaf Parkway

Description:
Old Peachtree Road to Buford Highway and from Buford Highway to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. This was a new four lane divided roadway that included an underpass of Norfolk Southern Railroad.

 
     

Riverside Parkway

Description:
New four lane roadway from Old Norcross Road to Lakes Parkway, including an interchange at SR 316.

   
     

Peachtree Industrial Boulevard

Description:
Widening from Rogers Bridge Road to the Hall County line

   
     

Pleasant Hill Road

Description:
Several widening sections from four to six lanes between Ronald Reagan Parkway to Old Norcross Road.

 
     

Annistown Road

Description:
Widening to four lanes from Deshong Road to SR 124.

   

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1988 SPLOST Program: $202 million
     

Lawrenceville/Suwanee Road

Description:

  • From SR 120 to I-85
  • From I-85 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
 
     

Sugarloaf Parkway

Description:

  • From US 29 to SR 316
  • I-85 crossing
  • From US 124 to US 29
  • From Satellite Boulevard to Meadow Church
   
     

Ronald Reagan Parkway

Description:

  • Sections 2 and 3 plus ramps
   

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