Board approves pedestrian safety projects in Norcross and Lilburn areas
– November 23, 2017
Gwinnett County Commissioners earlier this month approved construction contracts on several SPLOST-funded pedestrian improvement projects.
Commissioners approved a construction contract to install sidewalks on both sides of U.S. 29/State Route 8/Lawrenceville Highway from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Mimosa Drive near Lilburn.
District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard pointed out that completion of this project means continuous sidewalk will run along US Highway 29 from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Ronald Reagan Parkway. “These sidewalk additions will help connect residential areas to Gwinnett County Transit bus service. One of our local routes runs along U.S. Highway 29 from Jimmy Carter Boulevard up to Pleasant Hill Road,” said Howard.
Construction 57 Inc. was the lowest of four responsive bidders at $894,688. The sidewalk project also will include drainage improvements, including curb and gutter.
Close to 30 percent of the funding is provided by the Federal Transit Administration. The balance comes from the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
The Dickerson Group was the low bidder on a package of additional pedestrian improvements in the Lilburn area. At $839,396.40, Dickerson was the lowest of six responsive bidders for the projects that are in both commission districts 1 and 2. The projects will install a total of about 1.5 miles of sidewalk in these locations:
- the east side of Arcado Road from Cedars Road to US 29/SR 8/Lawrenceville Highway,
- the north side of Burns Road from Dickens Road to Indian Trail Road, and
- the northwest side of Pirkle Road from Singleton Road to Oakbrook Parkway.