New sidewalks, road improvements slated for Gwinnett

A plan to beautify and improve the safety and walkability of the streets around Northlake Mall in Tucker was put on hold last year due to the federal transportation funding crisis. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM.
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A plan to beautify and improve the safety and walkability of the streets around Northlake Mall in Tucker was put on hold last year due to the federal transportation funding crisis. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM.
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BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM.

Gwinnett commissioners this week approved construction contracts for various sidewalk and intersection improvements to be funded with the one-percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax.

About two total miles of sidewalks will be constructed at the following locations to fill gaps between existing sidewalks in the Lilburn area:

  • Along the north side of Burns Road from Beaver Ruin Road to East Johns Road
  • Along both sides of Dickens Road from Indian Trail-Lilburn Road to Indian Way
  • Along both sides of Beaver Ruin Road from Shady Drive to Beaver Ruin Court.

The $1.1 million contract was awarded to low bidder Summit Construction.

The following improvements are also planned for two intersections:

  • The addition of another left turn lane onto Lawrenceville Suwanee Road from Walther Boulevard, creating dual left turn lanes, and lengthening the left turn lane from Lawrenceville Suwanee onto Walther.
  • Adding a right turn lane on Cruse Road northbound at Pleasant Hill Road.

Both projects include the upgrading of pedestrian and traffic signals. CMES Inc. was the lowest bidder at $732,392.

Work on all three projects is expected to be complete by the end of the year.


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