Gwinnett County commissioners have approved multiple pedestrian safety projects for Norcross and Lilburn.
The projects will add sidewalks and other road features to make it easier for pedestrians to walk in the areas. One project will add sidewalks on both sides of U.S. 29 (Lawrenceville Highway) from Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross to Mimosa Drive near Lilburn.
The new sidewalks will allow easier pedestrian access from residential areas to Gwinnett County Transit bus stops, said Commissioner Lynette Howland in a county release. Drainage improvements will also be added in the project.
The County Commission awarded a contract to Construction 57 Inc. to complete the project; they were the low bidder at $894,688. Nearly 30 percent of the cost will be funded with Federal Transit Administration dollars and the remainder will be funded with money from the 2014 SPLOST.
Another pedestrian safety project will add 1.5 total miles of sidewalk along three streets in the Lilburn area. Sidewalks will be added on the east side of Arcado Road from Cedars Road to Lawrenceville Highway, on the north side of Burns road from Dickens Road to Indian Trail Road and the northwest side of Pirkle Road from Singleton Road to Oakbrook Parkway.
The county awarded an $839,396.40 contract for the project to the Dickerson Group, the lowest of six bidders. It will be funded by SPLOST.