Duluth considering road, trail projects for SPLOST funding

With the passage of the 2017-2022 Special Local Option Sales Tax, Duluth has been reviewing how best to spend future funding. City Engineer Margie Pozin and Duluth staff met with Gwinnett County to review potential transportation projects. The county must approve proposed projects in order for the city to share funds in a 19/81 percent split.

Among the projects under consideration is a Chattahoochee Drive/Main Street multi-use trail from downtown to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard estimated to cost $3.6 million, sidewalks along Pine Needle Drive costing a possible $2.7 million, as well as construction of George Rogers Avenue. Two possible traffic lights are also under consideration, one for the intersection of Abbotts Bridge Road and George Rogers Avenue and one at Main St. and Rogers Bridge Road. Traffic light intersections would cost approximately $200,000 each.

The Duluth City Council will vote later this month on the list of items before seeking official county partnership.