The Board of Commissioners voted to join forces with the Georgia Department of Transportation on two fronts Tuesday: to improve the intersection of SR 141 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and to address the resurfacing of various Gwinnett County roads.
Commissioners approved a construction agreement with the Georgia DOT to establish the project scope and responsibilities for improvements at SR 141/Peachtree Parkway at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and to accept $1,299,420 in federal funding for the project. The remaining costs of the project will be funded by the 2014 SPLOST and the city of Peachtree Corners.
The project will extend a southbound lane on Peachtree Parkway, south of Holcomb Bridge Road, through the merge with Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The new lane will continue past the existing bridge over Jimmy Carter Boulevard before tapering down near the next southbound on-ramp. Drainage improvements and new overhead signage will be constructed in conjunction with this project, which was awarded to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc.
Snell was the lower of two bidders. The total estimated construction costs of $2,114,346.56 will be funded by the Georgia DOT at 62 percent, 2014 SPLOST program at 31 percent and the city of Peachtree Corners at 7 percent. The project is to be completed by next summer.
Commissioners also accepted Georgia DOT grant funds to assist in the resurfacing of county roads. Georgia DOT will contribute $5,930,980.55 in Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funds, which will be matched with $1,779,294.17 in County funds. The total cost of $7,710,274.72 is funded 76.9 percent by Georgia DOT and 23.1 percent by the 2014 SPLOST program. Georgia DOT funds will be used to fund resurfacing of about 48 miles of County roadway.