Sidewalks to be added near Suwanee schools

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.

A mile-long sidewalk project will soon help improve safety for students and others traveling between Level Creek Elementary and North Gwinnett Middle schools in Suwanee.

The project along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Tench Road includes new crosswalks and pedestrian signals. Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday awarded the $430,842 construction contract to CMES Inc.

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A pair walk hand in hand on the streets around Northlake Mall in Tucker. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM.

The 2014 SPLOST program is funding the improvements, which are expected to be completed in the fall.

“As school winds down, this construction will crank up,” District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks said in a statement. “I’m pleased we have the opportunity and the funding through the voter-approved SPLOST to improve pedestrian safety.”

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The sidewalks will be installed along the southern side of Tench Road and the western side of Peachtree Industrial. Curb, gutter and drainage improvements also will be constructed.


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