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Construction to extend Western Gwinnett Bikeway
Construction to extend Western Gwinnett Bikeway

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Western Gwinnett Bikeway will be extended, due to a contract that was approved by Gwinnett commissioners on Thursday.

When construction work is completed, there will be two more miles added to the multi-purpose trail, running along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard north to Rogers Bridge Road, according to Kim Conroy, Director, Department of Transportation in Gwinnett County.

Western Gwinnett Bikeway is an asphalt path, ten miles wide which is used by bikers and pedestrians. It runs through residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. The approved work will not only widen the path, but add a curb and gutter, some retaining walls to maintain right-of-way and upgrading to some parts.

The trail will connect Norcross, Berkeley Lake and Duluth when construction is completed.

The project will costs $1.3 million, and will be done by Johnson Landscapes Inc. d/b/a Vertical Earth of Cumming, the lowest of four bidders. Federal funding cwill cover 80 percent of the costs. The 2009 SPLOST will cover the local portion, shared by Gwinnett County and the city of Duluth.

All work is expected to be completed in 2013.


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