As of Friday, February 8, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN -- Officials are working to fill in the gaps in Lilburn.
Commissioners awarded a construction contract last week for just under a mile of five-foot-wide sidewalks along U.S. Highway 29. The project also includes curb and gutter and shoulder improvements.
According to a press release, the stimulus-funded project will complete a continuous sidewalk from Rockbridge Road to Hillcrest Road/Main Street and linking two county parks, Bryson Park and Lions Club Park.
The pedestrian-friendly project also adds five new transit shelter pads to help out people who ride Gwinnett County Transit's Local 30 route. And a traffic signal at Holly Ridge Drive/Pine Road will be upgraded to include crosswalks and pedestrian signals, with the city of Lilburn bearing a portion of the cost.
"I'm pleased to partner with Lilburn officials to increase walkability and safety for our residents," said District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard, who represents the area. "Projects like this one are important for connecting neighborhoods and increasing pedestrian access to recreation, shopping and transit opportunities."
After design and right of way costs came from county sales tax dollars, the construction work will be performed by ISC Inc. at a cost of $332,454.25, which comes from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.
Officials expect construction to be complete by the end of the year.