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This will do nothing but provide more jobs for illegal immigrants that are already living in that area, or to have more shipped over from Korea.
I dont know why they fail to understand why Duluth continues to fail. More than 50% of the business in that area no longer even have there signs in English. Just that fact alone tell me and other people , those businesses do not what general Americans doing business with them. Until Duluth attracts once again people who want to live like Americans and not make it another country, its pointless.
WHO CARES!!! Why is this BREAKING NEWS?????
For all you who love to get worked up over these type of projects, here is another : )
West Gwinnett Bikeway to be extended by 2 more miles
Gwinnett commissioners approved a construction contract recently to extend the multi-purpose trail known as the Western Gwinnett Bikeway.
The extension will add more than two miles along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard north to Rogers Bridge Road from its current end at Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.
The 10-foot wide asphalt trail provides a bike and pedestrian path connecting high-density residential communities and several commercial areas. The project includes some roadway widening with curb and gutter, building retaining walls where needed to stay within the right-of-way and upgrading a few existing trail sections along the route. When completed, the trail will connect Norcross, Berkeley Lake and Duluth to provide alternative transportation options and improve pedestrian safety for area residents.
Johnson Landscapes Inc., d/b/a Vertical Earth of Cumming, was the lowest of four bidders for the project at $1.3 million. Federal funding will cover 80 percent of the construction costs while the 2009 SPLOST will fund the local portion shared by Gwinnett County and the city of Duluth. Construction should be finished this year.
If your seriously holding on to your cash and staying away from eating establishments, I can honestly say congrats. I myself really dont eat out all that often myself, i am very conservative with how i spend my money, and blowing it in restaurants on a regular basis is not my thing. Now that is not saying I never do. The past weekend was a once or twice a month thing. But also by us or anyone else not eating out, it then creates problems for those business owners and there employees. But that is another subject. The gov is going to continue to blow money on pet projects, be it parks, roads to no where, or paying people to create junky art to put up in government buildings. I have learned to accept it, and enjoy the things that I personally like that they blow cash on. Just for the record, my wifes family grew up in the mountains, so she was taught how to can and stash food. I think we are ready for any major downfall. And more people really should also think that way : )
If thats the case you add pollutants to the air every time you get in your own car to go to work , the store Ect. Stupid point. The $$ that comes to build these trails come from special funds to do so. In many cases , from tax dollars that many of us vote for, and I will continue to vote for. And also while we are on the subject, why yes i do contribute and will continue to contribute to many of the foundations who do ask for public donations to build some of the greenways in various areas. Path Foundation gets a huge donation every year from both myself and a company that i am part owner of. There going to be built, like it or not. Have a great week : )
I really love reading comments from idiots who whine and complain every time the county builds a new park or expands the bike ways and greenways. My bet is every one of them don't even know what its like to exercise for even 5 minutes. They complain about the money being spent, but im sure they have no problem spending money to eat at fast food restaurants every day. I also love the people who say these trails just bring crime. WRONG!!! Do the real research my friends. It has been proven to help generate tax dollars from the people who are active in there lives in the areas they are at. Let me give you a example. Yesterday my wife and i visited the brand new beltway in Atlanta to ride our bikes. While there, we stopped and ate lunch at one restaurant, and later in the evening we bought and ate dinner at another in the city, not to mention I also went to a gas station there and bought gas and bottles of water. The Silver comet trail has helped generate alot of revenue along its entire path. Yes there has been some crime over the years, but what, once every 3-4 years if you break it down? I say bravo Lilburn! I have biked that path a couple times and look forward to coming out and riding the new section. Also, for all you who love to get there panty's in a wad, just wait until they start the next 2 mile section of the Ivy Creek greenway this spring, which will also include bathrooms. Cant wait to hear the complaining about that on : )
Like I said, im not complaining, I know its needed. I just wish the DOT would think a little more ahead of what there doing. It just doesn't make sense that they can find the funds to do a close to billion dollar project at 2 intersections. but they cant seem to find the time or money to put in a turn arrow at the intersection of 29/8 and 316 Trying to make a left turn from 29/8 from either way onto 316 has become near impossible already.
While I am happy this work is being done, for it is long overdue. Its also going to create a complete mess on the next 3-4 intersections all the way to Harbins road. So in reality they are not fixing anything, just moving the problem some where else.
Not surprised, went there twice, the first time it was not real busy, but half of the teenage wait staff seemed more concerned about talking to eachother than doing there jobs. We waited close to 15 mins and no one ever gave us a menu or asked hat we wanted to drink, so we walked right out the door. Tried again a few months later, same ole same ole. Never went back again.
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