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Gwinnett Commissioners OK Suwanee Transportation Projects

Improvements at North Gwinnett High and a multi-use path for pedestrians are approved.

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday (May 7) two transportation-related projects for the Suwanee area, one in cooperation with City of Suwanee officials.

Commissioners OK'd funding for a multi-use path along Suwanee Dam Road, part of which will be paid for by the city. Also, commissioners approved for North Gwinnett High a new parking lot entrance and an extended-turn lane from Suwanee Dam Road northbound onto Level Creek Road.

The multi-use path will run from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Buford Highway, near Town Center. Suwanee already had agreed to pay about $30,500 of the cost (estimated at $440,000) to upgrade the material from asphalt to concrete. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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Work is expected to be completed at North Gwinnett High, which is in an unincorporated area, by August. Baldwin Construction Co. was the low bidder, and will be handling both projects.

These are the latest of several transportation projects for Suwanee to be approved by Gwinnett County in 2013. Earlier, the commissioners agreed to install a traffic signal at McGinnis Ferry Road and Scales Road, and to install raised pedestrian islands at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and McGinnis Ferry Road.

“This work is a good example of how we’re combining different transportation needs and making improvements all at the same time to avoid multiple disruptions,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, in a news release. “Suwanee’s contribution to upgrade the surface material for the multi-use path illustrates the type of cooperation between governments that benefits everyone in the community, and I appreciate their assistance.”

See also:

  • Suwanee OKs Extra Funds for McGinnis Ferry Traffic Signal

 

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