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(Lawrenceville, Ga., Aug. 30, 2022) – Interested in helping to develop the future of transportation in Gwinnett? Gwinnett commissioners are seeking engaged residents to recommend projects as part of the 15-member Gwinnett County Transportation Citizens Project Selection Committee.

The committee will work collectively with the Gwinnett Department of Transportation to develop potential project recommendations for funding collected from the 2023 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program.

Voters will decide whether to renew the one-cent SPLOST during the November 8 General Election. If the 2023 SPLOST program is approved, the County is estimated to invest $736.3 million collected over the six-year collection period for transportation — which will fund roads, streets, bridges, facilities and equipment based on recommendations from this committee.

“It’s important to us to get feedback from a diverse group of residents with different perspectives, different commutes and different transportation needs,” said Gwinnett Transportation Director Lewis Cooksey. “Together, we’ll make decisions on how to allocate these SPLOST funds to proactively address roadway improvements, school safety, intersection improvements, sidewalks and more.”

To qualify to serve on the project selection committee, appointees must be a Gwinnett resident and hold no interest or office in business, organization or property benefitting from the selection of projects.

Each commissioner and the chairwoman have three appointees to the committee, which will be active as long as the project selection process continues.

Appointments will be made by mid-September. Interested residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible at

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