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Gwinnett Citizens SPLOST Panel To Meet Again

The group was formed to make recommendations for transportation projects.

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For the second time since the 2014 SPLOST was approved by Gwinnett voters, a special citizens committee will meet.

According to a Gwinnett County news release, the Citizens Project Selection Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville.

This meeting will cover the bridges, culverts and transportation drainage project category, the release said. There also will  be a vote on previously presented categories: capital projects rehabilitation and resurfacing, residential speed control, transportation planning, and unpaved roads.

Representatives for homeowners, businesses, civic leaders, environmental concerns, schools and senior citizens make up the committee.

Gwinnett voters approved in November an extension of the 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Collections will go into effect in April 2014 and continue for three years.

County leaders have said they plan to devote 70 percent of their share of the revenue gained to transportation-related projects.

For more about citizen involvement with SPLOST, check the county website.

-- How do you think SPLOST funds should be allocated? Tell us in the comments below.

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JFS December 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Richland Parkway needs a muti-use path or sidewalk. Richland Parkway has no sidewalk but is a popular road for runners, walkers, and bikers. There are several small hills and curves that make the road dangerous for pedestrians, bikers and drivers. Students from Collins Hill walk along the road to and from school. The parkway has a wide shoulder with decorative streetlights making it suitable for a sidewalk or mult-use path. The parkway runs alongside and across a lake, making it a pretty place to exercise. The parkway runs from Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd to Taylor Rd and is frequently driven by high school students. The high school running clubs could safely use the trail for after school runs. Separating the cars from the pedestrians and bikes would make everyone safer. A multi-use path or sidewalk would help to connect Collins Hill Park, the Aquatic Center, Cross Country Trail, High School and Elementary School with the existing multi-use trail along McGinnis Ferry Rd. It would be nice if you could actually travel greater distances to destinations along the trail network in the county rather than repeatedly riding or running in loops within parks.

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