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Resurfaced and extended roadways, partnership with city of Suwanee, more

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2023) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to several new SPLOST-funded items earlier this week. Here are some highlights:

Connecting neighborhoods with retail

Getting to your favorite stores will soon be easier. The Board approved a contract to install new sidewalks from Old Suwanee Road to Buford Highway to connect residential homes and a retail center. Sidewalks will be placed on either side of Chatham Road and the road will be widened to a standard two-lane width. The project also includes curb and gutter as well as drainage improvements. A portion of the $2.2 million project is paid for by the 2017 SPLOST program.

Gwinnett County extends the life of roadways

Neighborhood roads across the county will soon get a facelift. A recently approved contract will resurface County-maintained subdivisions and streets to keep up road quality and fix any existing issues. The $39.7 million contract is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.

Sugarloaf Parkway may be widened

With Gwinnett’s population growing, a study will look at the need to widen Sugarloaf Parkway from Scenic Highway to Old Norcross Road. The County partnered with the Georgia Department of Transportation on the project and will contribute $187,500 from the 2017 SPLOST program. GDOT will fund the remaining $750,000 toward the study.

Town Center park upgrades and upkeep

Gwinnett will help upgrade the park for the Suwanee Town Center on Main project. The Intergovernmental Agreement with the city is part of the Jointly Funded Parks and Recreation Projects program. The County’s contribution of a little more than $820,000 is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.

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