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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.

2014  2009  2005 2001  1997 1992  1988

2014 SPLOST Program: $200.1 million
The 2014 SPLOST is expected to collect a minimum of $200.1 million for County road improvements. That amount, coupled with funding from other agencies, has allowed Gwinnett to budget more than $244 million in road improvements. Those 150 projects include school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks and unpaved road improvements.

Some of the notable projects are:
     
Peachtree Industrial Boulevard from McGinnis Ferry Road to Moore Road 
Description: 
  • The project will add a third northbound and southbound travel lane approaching the McGinnis Ferry Road intersection by narrowing the median areas.
  • Project includes traffic signal and pedestrian upgrades at intersections along with curb, gutter and other drainage improvements.
  • This project, which is under construction, is 1.08 miles in length.
   
     
SR 141 at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Description: 
  • The project will add a second southbound on-ramp lane from SR 141/Peachtree Parkway onto Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to improve traffic flow.
  • The project, with construction getting under way this fall, includes curb, gutter and other drainage improvements.
   
     
SR 84/Grayson Parkway at Rosebud Road
Description: 
  • The school safety and intersection improvement project addresses safety, traffic volumes and potential growth in the area of Grayson Elementary School.
  • The project includes turn lane additions, widening and traffic operation improvements for the intersection of SR 84/Grayson Parkway and Rosebud Road.
  • This project, which is under construction, includes sidewalks, curb, gutter and other drainage improvements.
   
     
Suwanee Dam Road at West Price Road
Description: 
  • The school safety project will include the installation of a traffic signal and the realignment of West Price Road as it intersects with Suwanee Dam Road.
  • This project, which is under construction, includes sidewalks, curb, gutter and other drainage improvements.
   
     
Burns Road, Dickens Road, SR 378/Beaver Ruin Road Sidewalks
Description: 
  • These projects will improve pedestrian mobility options in the area by installing new 5 foot wide sidewalks along Burns Road, Dickens Road and Beaver Ruin Road.
  • The projects, which are under construction, also include curb, gutter and other drainage improvements.
   
     

To see the complete list of 2014 SPLOST program transportation projects, click here.

   
     

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2009 SPLOST Program: $300.9 million
When the 2009 SPLOST collections ended, funds collected for road improvements totaled $300.9 million. Those SPLOST funds collected, coupled with funds from other agencies, allowed a total of $415 million to be appropriated for approximately 150 projects including school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks, and unpaved road improvements. Many of the projects in this program are complete.

Some of the notable projects are:
     
Diverging Diamond Interchange at Pleasant Hill Road and I-85
Description:
  • This project provided capacity/congestion upgrades to the interchange of Interstate 85 with Pleasant Hill Road.
  • The project cost included enhancements paid for by the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District.
 
     
Old Norcross Tucker Road
Description:
  • The project was a safety and alignment of Old Norcross Tucker Road, from South Norcross Tucker Road to Britt Road.
  • Project was about 5,000 feet in length.
  • The project included sidewalks, curb, gutter and drainage improvements.
   
     
Lilburn Main Street Relocation
Description:
  • The project created a new roadway location from US29/Lawrenceville Highway to Church Street in the City of Lilburn.
  • Project included traffic signal/pedestrian upgrades to Main Street at the US29/Lawrenceville Highway intersection.
   
     
Killian Hill Road at the Yellow River
Description:
  • The project replaced the bridge on Killian Hill at the Yellow River and 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:
  • The school safety project improved the intersection of Old Peachtree Road and Sunny Hill Road by realigning Old Peachtree Road and adding turn lanes.
  • The project provided 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:

  • The project made safety and alignment improvements on SR 316 from I-85 to Sugarloaf Parkway.
  • Improvements included installation of an auxiliary lane, signage and roadside shoulder improvements.
  • The project adjusted the alignment, improving sight distance and traffic flow.
 
     
Sugarloaf Parkway at SR 316
Description:
  • The project entailed construction of an interchange for Sugarloaf Parkway and SR 316.
  • The interchange tied the most recent extension of Sugarloaf Parkway to SR 316.
 
     
Rehabilitation/revitalization of Gwinnett’s sidewalks
Description:
  • These projects installed sidewalk or multi-use path improvements in various areas identified for rehabilitation and revitalization.
  • The improvements provided safe avenues for pedestrians.
  • The 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
When the 2005 SPLOST collections ended, funds collected for road improvements totaled $190.3 million. Those SPLOST funds collected, coupled with funds from other agencies, allowed a total of $277.9 million to be spent on close to 150 projects including school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks, and unpaved road improvements. With very few exceptions, all of the 2005 SPLOST projects are complete.

Some of the notable projects are:
     
SR 20 from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Chattahoochee River
Description:
  • This major road improvement project is to be completed in early 2017.
  • The project widens SR 20 from two to four lanes with a median from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the Chattahoochee River.
  • Improvements by other agencies include replacing 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.                 
 
     
Bethany Church Road at SR 124 near Centerville Community Center and Library
Description:
  • The project installed 2,300 feet of sidewalks on Bethany Church Road from SR 124 to Centerville Community Center and Library.
  • The sidewalks provide a safe avenue for pedestrians.
  • Use of sidewalks promotes multi-modal transportation and reduces the reliance upon motorized vehicles.
   
     
Arcado Road at Jackson Creek
Description:
  • This project provided a structural upgrade to the bridge over Jackson Creek.
 
     
Resurfacing/Rehabilitation of Roadways
Description:
  • Resurfacing projects included associated prep work, shoulder construction and replacement/rehabilitation of existing curbing.
  • Resurfacing added structural strength to older roads, prolonging the lifespan of the roadway.
  • Shoulder construction improved roadside safety and curb work improved drainage.
   
     
Indian Trail Road at Hillcrest Road and Burns Road
Description:
  • The project installed 11,000 feet of sidewalk on Indian Trail Road from Hillcrest Road to Burns Road.
  • The sidewalk provides a safe avenue for pedestrians, promoting multi-modal transportation.
   
     
Azalea Drive at Woodward Mill Elementary School
Description:
  • This school safety project featured the addition of turn lanes on Azalea Drive leading to Woodward Mill Elementary School.
  • The project also added a center turn lane and right turn lane on Cooper Road, along with school flashing beacons, signage and sidewalks.
   
     
SR 20 at Old Peachtree Road
Description:
  • This project included turn lane additions and traffic operation improvements for SR 20 at Old Peachtree Road.
  • Project worked to address safety issues, current volume and potential traffic growth.
 
     
McGinnis Ferry Extension from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road 
Description:
  • This project created a new four-lane road with a median from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The project included 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 funded by both 2005 and 2001 SPLOST programs.
  • The project also included improvements to Old Peachtree Road approaching McGinnis Ferry Road Extension.
  • The roadway provided a new crossing of Interstate 85 as an alternative to the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road interchange.
 
     
Sugarloaf Parkway Extension Phase I
Description:
  • Phase I created a new limited-access, four-lane roadway with 44-foot grassed median from SR 20 to SR 316. Project funded by both 2005 and 2001 SPLOST programs.
  • The Sugarloaf Extension included the creation of an interchange with Sugarloaf Parkway and SR 316.
  • Phase II is envisioned as a new limited-access, four-lane roadway with grassed median from SR 316 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
  • The extension of Sugarloaf Parkway will provide a vital connection between SR 20 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, providing cross-county connectivity.
 
     
Herrington Road from Old Norcross Road to Oakland Road
Description:
  • The project provided safety and alignment improvements to Herrington Road from Old Norcross Road to Oakland Road.
  • These improvements address sight distance needs and replaced the bridge over the Fork Creek Tributary.
 
     

To see the complete list of 2005 SPLOST program transportation projects, click here.

   

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2001 SPLOST Program: $202.6 million

When the 2001 SPLOST collections ended, funds collected for road improvements totaled $202.6 million. Those SPLOST funds collected, coupled with funds from other agencies, allowed a total of $230.8 million to be spent on close to 225 projects including school safety, road alignment, bridges, major roads, resurfacing, sidewalks, and unpaved road improvements.

Some notable projects included:

     

Sugarloaf Parkway, Extension Phase I
Description:

  • Phase I created a new limited-access, four-lane roadway with 44-foot grassed median from SR 20 to SR 316. Project funded by both 2005 and 2001 SPLOST programs.
  • The Sugarloaf Extension included the creation of an interchange with Sugarloaf Parkway and SR 316.
  • Phase II is envisioned as a new limited-access, four-lane roadway with grassed median from SR 316 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
  • The extension of Sugarloaf Parkway will provide a vital connection between SR 20 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, providing cross-county connectivity.
 
     

US 29 (Brand Bank to Victor Street)
Description:

  • This project included turn lanes at the intersections of  Paper Mill Road and US 29 and SR124/Scenic Highway and US 29.
  • The project also included an additional through lane on the US 29 approach to Paper Mill Road and alignment improvements at Paper Mill Road and Spring Lake Road.
   
     

McGinnis Ferry Extension
Description:

  • This project created a new four-lane road with a median from Satellite Boulevard to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The project included sidewalks, guardrail, three new traffic signals, a new bridge over Interstate 85 and a bridge on Northbrook Parkway over a tributary of Mill Creek. Project funded by both 2005 and 2001 SPLOST programs.
  • The project also included improvements to Old Peachtree Road approaching McGinnis Ferry Road Extension.
  • The roadway provided a new crossing of Interstate 85 as an alternative to the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road interchange.
   
     

Traffic Signal System Upgrade
Description:

  • This countywide project served to upgrade and coordinate traffic signals in specific traffic corridors across Gwinnett County.
  • This upgrade served to improve the efficiency and safety of traffic along these corridors.
   
     

Old Peachtree Road at Hurricane Shoals Road
Description:

  • This project included upgrades to Old Peachtree Road’s westbound approach to Hurricane Shoals Road and improvements to the grade of the roadway and sight distance.
   
     

Webb Ginn House Road at Moon Place
Description:

  • This project upgraded the roadway alignment, adding turn lanes to improve safety and smooth traffic flow.
 
     

Indian Trail Road at Jackson Creek
Description:

  • The bridge replacement project addressed deficiencies and limitations of weight and width.
   
     

Russell Road at Little Suwanee Creek
Description:

  • The bridge replacement project addressed a substandard structural sufficiency rating.

 
     

Buford City Schools
Description:

  • This project provided safety improvements to the road system near Buford City Schools.
   
     

Garner Road (Miller Road to Five Forks)
Description:

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

Resurfacing Roads
Description:

  • Resurfacing projects included associated prep work, shoulder construction and replacement/rehabilitation of existing curbing on both County roads and City-maintained streets.
  • Resurfacing added structural strength to older roads, prolonging the lifespan of the roadway.
  • Shoulder construction improved roadside safety and curb work improved drainage.
   
     

SR 324 Widening (I-85 to SR 124)
Description:

  • This project widened SR 324 from two to four lanes with a median from Interstate 85 to SR 124.
  • This project addressed safety issues with the goal of reducing in the number of accidents in addition to preparing for traffic volume increases.
 
     

Rockbridge Road (JCB to US 29)
Description:

  • This project widened about 2.5 miles of Rockbridge Road from two to three lanes.
  • The project improved turning movements along the route from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to US 29 and addressed safety issues.
   

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1997 SPLOST Program: $295 million

When the 1997 SPLOST collections ended, funds collected for road improvements totaled $295 million.

Some notable projects included:

Satellite Boulevard Extension
Description:
While now considered an old section of roadway, this construction created a new four-lane divided roadway from Smithtown Road to SR 20, providing a parallel road on the north side of Interstate 85 and Interstate 985.

 
     

SR 324 widening
Description:
SR 324 was widened from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with sidewalks along both sides. The widening extended from SR 20 at the Mall of Georgia to SR 124 in the Dacula area, and included a new bridge over Interstate 85. The SPLOST program funded the roadway widening on either side of I-985 with some State of Georgia matching funds. 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:
This project widened Satellite Boulevard from a four-lane to a six-lane divided roadway from Steve Reynolds Boulevard to Pleasant Hill Road.

   
     

Steve Reynolds Boulevard widening
Description:
This project widened Steve Reynolds Boulevard from a four-lane to a six-lane divided roadway from Club Drive to Satellite Boulevard.

 
     

Club Drive widening
Description:
Club Drive was widened from a four-lane facility to a six-lane divided roadway from Pleasant Hill Road to Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

   
     

Medlock Bridge Road improvements
Description:

  • This project installed a center turn lane and sidewalks on both sides of Medlock Bridge Road from Peachtree industrial Boulevard to Spalding Drive/South Old Peachtree Road.
  • From Spalding Drive/South Old Peachtree to SR 141, the project installed a center turn lane with sidewalks on one side and a multi-use path on the other.
  • The intersection of Spalding/South Old Peachtree was improved with turn lanes and pedestrian upgrades. While the intersection improvements included a new traffic signal at Bush road and dual left-turn lanes at SR 141.
 
     

North Berkeley Lake Road improvements
Description:
The project installed a center turn lane and sidewalks from Buford Highway to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Dual left-turn lanes and an extended right-turn lane were added at Buford Highway.

 
     

Old Peachtree Road at Buford Highway
Description:
The project added dual left-turn lanes 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:
The project added or extended left-turn lanes on all four approaches to the intersection.

 
     

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1992 SPLOST Program: $249.1 million

When the 1992 SPLOST collections ended, funds collected for road improvements totaled $249.1 million. 

Some notable projects included:

     

Sugarloaf Parkway
Description:
The 1992 SPLOST funded two additional sections of Sugarloaf Parkway: from Old Peachtree Road to Buford Highway and from Buford Highway to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. These projects created a new four-lane divided roadway that included an underpass of the Norfolk-Southern Railroad line.

 
     

Riverside Parkway
Description:
This new four-lane roadway ran from Old Norcross Road to Lakes Parkway, and included an interchange at SR 316.

   
     

Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Description:
This project widened the roadway from Rogers Bridge Road to the Hall County line.

   
     

Pleasant Hill Road
Description:
Pleasant Hill Road was widened from four to six lanes between Ronald Reagan Parkway and Old Norcross Road.

 
     

Annistown Road
Description:
Annistown Road was widened to four lanes from Deshong Road to SR 124.

   

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1988 SPLOST Program: $92.7 million
Gwinnett’s first use of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for transportation began in 1988. When the 1988 SPLOST collections ended, funds collected for road improvements totaled $92.7 million. Some notable improvements included:
     

Lawrenceville/Suwanee Road
Description:

Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road was widened in two sections: from SR 120 to I-85 and from I-85 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Both sections of roadway were widened to four lanes with a median. 

 
     

Sugarloaf Parkway
Description:

Several sections of Sugarloaf Parkway were built with funds from the 1988 SPLOST. These sections included:

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

Ronald Reagan Parkway
Description:

SPLOST funds were used to complete work on the grade-separated roadway, which runs from SR 124 in Snellville to Pleasant Hill Road. 
   

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