Gwinnett DOT Installs “Don’t Block the Box” Signs To Aid Traffic Flow
throughout Gwinnett Place CID
DULUTH, GA – July 18, 2017 – The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID) recently completed phase two of its Satellite Boulevard streetscape project that included the construction of pedestrian enhancements along both sides of Satellite Boulevard from Pleasant Hill Road to Old Norcross Road.
The enhancements feature a combination of new brick lined and concrete sidewalks, brick paver crosswalks, striping, landscaping, pedestrian plazas, benches, trash receptacles, ADA ramps for accessibility, concrete curbs and gutters, concrete header curbs, conduit for future pedestrian light poles, reconstructed retaining walls, enhancement of existing retaining walls with stone veneer, and new barrier railings. The project begins at the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and ends at the Gwinnett County Transit Center/Old Norcross Road intersection.
“This project began early this year and its completion is another milestone in our ongoing efforts to improve Gwinnett Place for pedestrians and drivers alike,” said Joe Allen, Executive Director – GPCID. “This project has reconstructed sidewalks, landscape enhancements and other features of Satellite Boulevard to ensure the safety of pedestrians, while improving Gwinnett Place’s walkability and visual appeal,” he added.
Stantec Consulting Services prepared the planning and construction documents for the project, and in 2016, GS Construction, Inc. was awarded the project by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The project ties into an earlier streetscape enhancement project along Satellite Boulevard from Tandy Key Lane to Old Norcross Road and to existing streetscapes along Pleasant Hill Road. The projected was funded by a Transportation Enhancement grant secured by the CID and CID funds.
The CID recently completed preliminary engineering and streetscape construction plans for the remaining portions of Satellite Boulevard within the district. These plans were submitted to Gwinnett County in May 2017.
For more information or to request before and after project images, please contact, Maggie McDaniel at [email protected].
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of commercial activity. With its proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center venue and the Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors, Gwinnett Place serves as the gateway to the Atlanta region and all of Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Maggie McDaniel, on behalf of GPCID