By Kristi Reed
The City of Dacula has identified five areas for improvement as part of a joint project with Gwinnett County. The county has set aside $25 million as part of an intergovernmental agreement to fund transportation projects, with 10 percent of that total allocated to Gwinnett cities -- such as Dacula -- with populations smaller than 5,000.
Dacula's cut of the funding is $751,861 -- or roughly 30 percent of the total amount allocated to cities of comparable size. The city will be required to post a 19 percent match of $142,854. The total for all five projects, however, is approximately $1.3 million.
City leaders must submit the project list to Gwinnett County for review by the Citizens Project Selection Committee by April 1, 2014. If approved for funding, the city can complete the sidewalk sections covered by the joint project funding and then later decide whether to spend city SPLOST funds on any remaining pedestrian improvements.
The areas identified for installation of 5-foot sidewalks are:
1. Old Peachtree Road behind the Dacula Village shopping center extending to near Hurricane Shoals Road. The sidewalk would be on the right side heading away from the city and would total 2,800 linear feet.
2. Dacula Road between Autozone and Cornerstone Village. The sidewalk, on the Autozone side of the road, would connect with the sidewalk in front of Hebron Christian Academy. The total length of the section is 1,180 linear feet.
3. Dacula Road between Fence Road and Old Peachtree Road. The sidewalk would be installed on the opposite side of the road from Kroger and Taco Bell and would cover 1,480 linear feet.
4. Harbins Road from Sanjo to McMillan. The proposed section totals 1,397 linear feet.
5. Harbins Road from daycare property to Harbins Oak Drive. The shortest proposed sidewalk section totals 440 linear feet.
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