Gwinnett approves $673 million SPLOST spending list. What’s on it?

The Gwinnett Center Master Plan is part of the Sugarloaf CID plans. Courtesy Sugarloaf CID

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The Gwinnett Center Master Plan is part of the Sugarloaf CID plans. Courtesy Sugarloaf CID

Earlier this week, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a list of projects they hope will be funded by the more than $673 million expected to raised by the penny sales tax voters approved in November.

The six-year SPLOST — or special-purpose local option sales tax — is planned to cover improvements to transportation, recreation, public safety and other offerings throughout the county. But what, specifically, will it fund?

Find a list of a few major (or otherwise interesting) projects below.

“This is a well thought out list of projects that addresses some of our more pressing needs in a way that is fair to everyone in the county,” Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said in a news release.

  • Another of $26.5 million will be set aside for new park projects, including $7.5 million to develop a brand new park for the Discovery High School cluster in Lawrenceville.
  • $20.2 million, total, will be used to build new libraries in Lawrenceville and Snellville (which will replace existing branches)
  • $10 million was set aside for the development of new greenways.
  • $8 million was designated for the construction of a new police precinct and 911 center at Bay Creek Park near Loganville.
  • $3.8 million was set aside for a new senior center in Dacula.

About 65 percent of the overall SPLOST funds expected to be collected — or about $437.7 million — will be dedicated to transportation projects. Among those projects are “major road” projects, intersection improvements, pedestrian safety projects, alignment projects, bridge projects and school safety projects.

Click here to see a list of some of the transportation projects on tap — and view the county's full list of 2017 SPLOST projects below.


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