(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 20, 2017) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners earlier this month approved agenda items enabling the installation of a mid-block pedestrian crossing on Beaver Ruin Road within the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District.

Commissioners approved the use of $20,000 in SPLOST funds for the project and agreed to serve as the pass-through agency for the Georgia Department of Transportation grant funds.

“Along the Beaver Ruin Road corridor, we have very active communities, schools, churches and businesses,” said Marsha Anderson Bomar, the executive director for the CID. “Gwinnett Transit Routes 10A and 20 also serve this area. The pedestrian activity is significant, and we want to ensure that there is a safe way to cross the road in the area between signalized intersections.”

While the location of the crossing is to be determined, the cost is estimated at $130,000. The Multimodal Safety and Access Grant provides $91,000 with a local match of 30 percent, or $39,000, required. The source of the matching funds is $20,000 from the 2014 special purpose local option sales tax and $19,000 from the CID.

The GVCID will manage all aspects of the project and will be responsible for funding all items not covered by state or County funds.

For additional information about Gwinnett County Department of Transportation and SPLOST, please visit our website at www.gwinnettcounty.com.

Story contact: Alan Chapman, Director
Department of Transportation

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