Gwinnett SPLOST funds helping build bridge over Chattahoochee

Gwinnett SPLOST funds will help build new bridge over the Chattahoochee River. (Courtesy City of Duluth)

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Gwinnett SPLOST funds will help build new bridge over the Chattahoochee River. (Courtesy City of Duluth)

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners recently agreed to help pay for the replacement of the old Rogers Bridge over the Chattahoochee River. The new bridge will provide bicycle and pedestrian access to the parks and trails in both Duluth and Johns Creek.

Gwinnett, Fulton, and the cities of Duluth and Johns Creek each agreed to contribute an estimated $350,000 to meet matching requirements from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Construction, which is being managed by Duluth, is expected to begin by the end of 2020 with the new bridge operational in the middle of 2022.

Gwinnett’s portion of the funding comes from the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program. This one percent sales tax has helped fund county and city facilities, acres of greenspace, parks and recreation facilities, new roads and improvements, police and fire stations, and libraries.

Information on Gwinnett SPLOST: www.tinyurl.com/GwinnettSPLOST.