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COMMISSIONERS APPROVE SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON ROCKBRIDGE ROAD NEAR STONE MOUNTAIN


Gwinnett County Commissioners on April 11 awarded a $1.5 million contract for sidewalk construction along Rockbridge Road.

“The sidewalk will be built between Five Forks Trickum Road and East Park Place Boulevard, which is a high-traffic area for pedestrians,” said District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard. “The sidewalk will connect residential areas along Rockbridge to retail establishments in the East Park Place and U.S. 78 area.”

CMES Inc. had the lowest of three bids at $1,486,449. The project stretches about 1.2 miles and includes the installation of sidewalks, curb and gutter and drainage improvements along the west side of Rockbridge Road.

The project is funded by the 2009 SPLOST program.


DOT REPLACING HARBINS ROAD BRIDGE OVER JACKSON CREEK, ADDING SIDEWALKS

In late February, Gwinnett County Commissioners approved a $2.9 million contract to replace the Harbins Road bridge over Jackson Creek in Lilburn.

District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said, “This project not only addresses flooding concerns, but also fills in the sidewalks along Harbins Road.”

In addition to the bridge replacement, the project will include installation of sidewalk on both sides of Harbins Road from US 29 to Dickens Road. The contractor also will install curb and gutter and drainage improvements.

Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC, submitted the lowest of five bids at $2,902,486.70. The plans call for the contractor to replace the existing bridge while raising the roadway at its approach to the bridge. While road closures will be required as part of this project, driveway access will be maintained at all times during the construction.

These improvements are funded by the 2014 SPLOST program.


PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, NEW SECTIONS OF SIDEWALK IN THE WORKS

Earlier this year, Commissioners approved pedestrian projects that run along roadways and over water. Three separate projects will address pedestrian needs on Richland Parkway, Old Peachtree and Rock Springs roads, and Harbins and Dacula roads.

District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks said, “These projects will help to improve pedestrian safety and serve to fill gaps in the sidewalk network.”

At Richland Parkway, the contractor will build a new pedestrian bridge alongside the existing roadway bridge. Lewallen Construction Co. Inc. was the lowest of five bidders at $709,325.22.

The Richland Parkway project includes installing a pedestrian bridge as well as new sidewalks from Shore Drive to Collins Port Cove. The pedestrian bridge will be about 230 feet long and will serve to complete the sidewalk connection from Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road to Taylor Road.

The Old Peachtree/Rock Springs project will include several sections of new sidewalks along both roadways. Also Old Peachtree Road eastbound will be widened from Ridge Oak Drive to Blakely Drive, extending the right turn lane onto Collins Hill Road. Ohmshiv Construction LLC is working to have this project open to traffic this fall. The Ohmshiv bid of $833,326.75 was the lowest of four received for this project.

Ohmshiv was also the low bidder on the project to install sidewalks along four sections of Harbins Road and Dacula Road.

“This project is a partnership between Gwinnett County and the city of Dacula,” said District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter. “Dacula used their SPLOST funds to help the County build the project.”

The four sections of sidewalk total just under a mile and will connect gaps of sidewalk from Harbin Oaks Drive to Liam Avenue. Ohmshiv’s bid of $438,619.60 was the lowest of the five bids received for this project.

All of these sidewalk projects include curb and gutter and drainage improvements. All County funding comes from the 2014 SPLOST program.