GWINNETT SPLOST FUNDING ROAD SAFETY PROJECTS

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 9, 2019) – Gwinnett County Department of Transportation is using voter-approved SPLOST revenue for the construction of two safety improvements in different parts of the county.

The 2017 SPLOST is paying for $2.17 million in operational and safety improvements to the t-shaped intersection at West Park Place and Rockbridge Road located south of Lilburn near Stone Mountain.

“This is a much-needed project south of U.S. 78 that will move more traffic and do it more safely,” said District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter. “I’m grateful to Gwinnett voters for approving the SPLOST so we can make this happen.”

The intersection will go from one to two left-turn lanes from eastbound West Park Place Boulevard onto northbound Rockbridge Road. Dual right-turn lanes will be constructed through the intersection for vehicles going north on Rockbridge Road.  A raised median will also be added for approximately 500 feet on West Park Place Boulevard west of Rockbridge Road to separate traffic going in opposite directions. In addition, the project calls for the replacement of sidewalks on both sides of West Park Place Boulevard and Rockbridge Road.

Construction is anticipated to begin late this year with completion in the fall of 2020.

The second project is a new sidewalk just east of Lawrenceville on East Crogan Street funded by the 2009 and 2014 SPLOST programs and the city of Lawrenceville. The new sidewalk along East Crogan Street from Village Way to the Magnolia Village neighborhood will connect the community to Jordan Middle School and Jenkins Elementary School. The $640,000 project also includes the replacement of an existing traffic signal at East Crogan Street and Village Way and drainage improvements.

“Filling this gap will allow children from nearby neighborhoods to walk safely to school,” said District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque. “Whenever we can, we like to put sidewalks near the schools to keep our kids out of harm’s way. I appreciate that we have the SPLOST to help us make that happen.”

Construction is anticipated to begin late this year with completion in mid-2020.

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