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Gwinnett BOC Approves Several Transportation Projects

Chairman says transportation projects are a priority for Gwinnett in 2013.

Transportation projects were plentiful on the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners' agenda Tuesday (Feb. 5). And the commissioners approved several, with some price tags ranging into seven figures.

Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said that transportation is a priority for the commissioners in 2013, and that Transportation Director Kim Conroy had been given the signal to move ahead with some projects.

Among the projects approved Tuesday:

  • NORCROSS: Bridge improvements project for the Jimmy Carter Boulevard/I-85 diverging diamond interchange in Norcross. The amount is not to exceed about $5.95 million, with E.R. Snell Contractor to do the work. The Gwinnett Village CID is funding about 30 percent of the project.
  • LILBURN: Lawrenceville Highway/Bryson-Lions Club Park pedestrian safety project, with the amount not to exceed about $332,400. The improvements would consist of new sidewalks, bus stops, and upgrades to signals, Conroy said. About 63 percent of the funding is with federal stimulus funds.
  • BUFORD: Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Burnette Trail project, with the amount not to exceed $33.7 million. This is a Georgia DOT project, with that organization funding 100 percent of the cost.
  • DACULA/LAWRENCEVILLE: Sugarloaf Parkway extension (Phase 1, Section II) closeout contract and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road over the Yellow River. Amount revised down to about $24.6 million. Georgia DOT is funding about 10 percent of the project.
  • SNELLVILLE/LAWRENCEVILLE: Hewatt Road and Patterson Road (Pew Creek) projects, amount revised down to about $1.2 million. All the funding comes from 2009 and 2005 SPLOST funds.

Will any of these projects affect your commute? Let us know in the comments below.

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Tommy Hunter February 06, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Just so some don't get confused, the approval on Sugarloaf was the close-out of the contract for a phase of construction that is complete, not a new section about to be built.
Kristi Reed (Editor) February 06, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Thanks for the clarification. I have updated the article to reflect that and notified the author.
Mitch February 06, 2013 at 07:42 PM
My understanding was that since the last TSPLOST was voted down there is no funding for the Sugarloaf Extension Phase II (From 316 to I-85). Is that true or will funding come from somewhere else now and Phase II will still be built at some point? Anyone know?
M.K. OSBORNE February 06, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Thanks Tommy !
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew February 07, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Speaking of closing out BOC business items ... Mr, Hunter are you up to speed on the Cell Tower issue? Are you looking for ways to bring a speedy end to it? (I'd apologize for the hijack but it seemed the fastest way to bring this up.) Sincerely and always........ INSUBORDINATE!
M.K. OSBORNE March 03, 2013 at 12:19 AM
He is a Equal opportunity offender !

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