Drivers on Pleasant Hill Road may have noticed some construction taking place lately along the roadway in the Gwinnett Place area, and the work is giving Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District officials a reason to celebrate.
The CID and Gwinnett County Department of Transportation recently began work on the fifth phase of its Pleasant Hill Road Streetscape project, which stretches from Old Norcross Road to Club Drive. The work includes two segments, one from Old Norcross Road to Satellite boulevard and another from Shackelford Road to Club Drive.
“This project is an effort to enhance our district’s visual appeal and pedestrian safety,” Gwinnett Place CID Executive Director Joe Allen said in a statement. “The installation of these streetscape elements will enhance the area’s walkability.”
What is notable about this part of the streetscape improvements is that it is the final phase of a project that has gradually been underway in multiple phases over the last eight years. It is expected to be completed in six months.
This phase will include new sidewalks, curbs, brick pavers, benches, trash cans, pedestrian plazas, landscaping improvements and Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps.
The improvements will come with some near term headaches for drivers, however, because CID officials said there might be some lane closures which would occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Still, CID and county officials are looking forward to the long-term benefits they see coming from the project.
“We are grateful for our partnership with the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District and for Gwinnett voters who enabled this project to happen by approving the SPLOST sales tax,” county Commissioner Jace Brooks said in a statement.