- City officials outline plans for 7,297 linear feet of new sidewalks.
- The sidewalk project has a projected cost of approximately $1 million per mile.
- The project, done in partnership with Gwinnett County, would be funded through SPLOST.
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.
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.