Georgia Gwinnett College has been awarded a $500,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant by Georgia's Department of Transportation to implement a pedestrian pathways project.
The project will connect the college's Admissions Building and the Valentine Building along Collins Hill Road to Building A, the parking deck, and University Center Lane near the campus' new loop road and varsity athletics complex.
Project design funding is provided by a $125,000 infrastructure project bond fund, much of which will be used for project concept planning, preliminary design, and construction documentation for the project before construction bids are issued in late 2013.
The availability of these funds was a requirement of the grant, and GGC provided them as matching dollars to comply with the TE grant agreement.
The project will consist of footpaths, crosswalks, cart paths, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and vehicle drop-off locations -- all serving to connect the east and central sectors of the Georgia Gwinnett campus.
"This project will be a major step in the completion of our vision for the campus as a pedestrian friendly community," said Eddie Beauchamp, vice president for facilities and operations.
"This transformation began last summer with the completionof a streetscape project near the Library and Building H. These projects will make traversing the campus much easier forthose on foot."
Design work will begin now, with construction targeted to start in the fall of 2013. The project should be complete in early 2014.
-- From staff reports