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Transportation seeks grants for upgrades, more sidewalks in Lilburn, police receive donated cameras

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 13, 2023) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners took several actions to increase mobility and safety. Here are some highlights:

Two grants worth $25 million will provide upgrades

The Board approved Gwinnett Transportation to apply for two grants worth $25 million each. It’s part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant program. The first grant will be used to upgrade the Gwinnett Place Transit Center’s condition and how it functions. The funding will build an energy efficient facility with onsite customer service and ticketing, connections and would support zero emission transit vehicles. The second grant would go towards building a multi-use trail from Gwinnett Place to McDaniel Farm Park.

Additional sidewalks coming to Plazas Las Americas area

The County is enhancing safety for pedestrians around Plazas las Americas.New sidewalks will be installed on Pleasant Hill under the Ronald Reagan Parkway overpass. In addition to new sidewalks, a pedestrian warning system will alert drivers. Smart Road Technology was awarded the construction contract. The upgrades are funded by SPLOST at a cost of $868,000.

Gwinnett Police receives six outdoor security cameras

The Evermore Community Improvement District donated six new security cameras, which cost $2,395 each, to Gwinnett Police. These new cameras will work together with Gwinnett Transportation’s cameras; in addition to providing more safety to business parking lots and storefronts in the Evermore district.


Note: Media partners, the full agenda minutes can be found on the Gwinnett County website

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