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New Funds Approved for Area Roads

Recently funded improvement projects include the Snellville area.

Gwinnett commissioners approved construction contracts for two SPLOST- and grant-funded transportation upgrades at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

New Traffic Lights, Lanes

The intersection of Webb Gin House Road and Bennett Road will get a traffic light and left turn lanes over the summer. The same safety improvement contract will add a deceleration lane with a right turn lane along Grayson Parkway/State Route 84 at the intersection with Pinehurst Road.

The work also includes curb and gutter and extending the existing sidewalks along Grayson Parkway. CMES, Inc. was the lowest of seven bidders for the two projects at $579,847.50. These improvements are being funding by the 2009 sales tax program.

Jimmy Carter Improvements

Upgrades to Jimmy Carter Boulevard at Singleton Road will give a boost to pedestrian safety. The project will add turn lanes on three legs of the intersection along with improvements to sidewalks, curb and gutter, and retaining walls. CMES, Inc. was the lowest of four bidders at $918,964.10.

Less than 8 percent of the cost comes from local SPLOST funds while the Georgia Department of Transportation will pay 43 percent and the State Road and Tollway Authority will contribute almost 49 percent.

(Editor's Note: This article is taken from a press release from the Gwinnett County government.)

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