COMMISSIONERS OK RESURFACING CONTRACTS FOR 169 MILES OF COUNTY ROADS
(Lawrenceville, Ga., April 3, 2017) – Gwinnett County Commissioners on March 21 awarded $23 million in resurfacing contracts and accepted grant funds to pay for 26 percent of the cost. The grant funds come from the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “Voter approval of SPLOST and a close working relationship with the state DOT allows us to perform necessary capital improvements on our roadways.”
Gwinnett County works to document roads in need of resurfacing every year. Transportation employees rate the pavement status on about half of the County-maintained roads annually. That data is then sorted to identify the roads in most need of resurfacing. Out of more than 2,500 centerline miles of road maintained, Gwinnett will resurface close to 170 miles this year.
For the purposes of this bid, the County was split into four areas: north, northwest, west, and southwest. Contractors could submit bids on one or all of these areas.
Of the five responses received, ER Snell Contractor Inc. had the lowest bid on three of sections and Pittman Construction Company had the lowest bid on the fourth. Together their bids total $23,227,329.75 to resurface 169.34 miles of roadway.
The County’s share of the project is funded by the recently approved 2017 SPLOST program and the 2014 SPLOST program. All commission districts in Gwinnett County have roads that will be resurfaced under this contract. The state funding is through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program, or LMIG.
Gwinnett County Transportation Director Alan Chapman said, “Resurfacing studies and our own experience have shown if we can maintain the riding surface on a roadway, we will spend less money over time keeping it in good repair.” Funds spent on resurfacing cut down the amount spent on patching or completely rebuilding a roadway.
More information on the resurfacing process can be found here.
Gwinnett residents have voted to approve the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax since the late ‘80s. For information on SPLOST programs past and present, under construction or complete, please click here.
GEORGIA DOT PROJECTS
The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation work closely on a variety of projects. For basic instructions and a link to the Georgia DOT search function, please click here.