First Posted: 3/20/2013 2:33:21 AM | Last Updated: 3/20/2013 2:33:44 AM
Story contact: Alan Chapman, Deputy Director
Department of Transportation
COUNTY, CITIES PARTNER
TO IMPROVE INTERSECTIONS
(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 19, 2013) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved agreements with the cities of Lilburn and Suwanee today that allow improvements at two intersections to move forward. Using SPLOST funds that were re-allocated in January to address current needs, the County will provide half of the cost to upgrade traffic signals and provide pedestrian access improvements in the two cities.
Gwinnett County’s agreement with the city of Lilburn calls for the governments to each pay 50 percent of the estimated $130,000 cost to improve the intersection of Arcado Road and Camp Creek Road/Cole Drive. Work is expected to begin later this spring.
“Pedestrians and drivers alike will benefit from the upgrades that will include crosswalks, ramps and pedestrian signals,” said District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard. “Entering into another transportation improvement agreement with Lilburn so soon tells me that city officials are as committed as we are to a safer and more livable community.”
A similar agreement with the city of Suwanee provides for a 50/50 split of the approximate $150,000 cost for intersection improvements at McGinnis Ferry Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Construction at this intersection is expected to get underway this summer.
“I am grateful for Suwanee’s participation in this project that will improve pedestrian safety at this vital intersection,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks. “Our mutual interest in protecting the health, safety and welfare of our residents makes this a natural partnership.”
The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation will manage the construction of both projects.