2040 Unified Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

2040 Unified Plan Public Meetings ScheduledThe 2040 Unified Plan for Gwinnett County is underway. The project is an “every 10 years” comprehensive plan for the county which is required by the GA Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Pond Co., the consulting team, will be leading this effort with assistance from the county’s Long Range Planning staff.

Help our county leaders understand your vision for the future of Gwinnett County at our upcoming Community Open Houses (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM):

January 25th – Five Forks Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville

January 29th – Dacula Library, 265 Dacula Road, Dacula

February 1st – Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Road, Lilburn

February 12th – OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

February 22nd – Bogan Park, 2723 Bogan Road, Buford

To learn more about the plan, go to www.Gwinnett2040UnifiedPlan.com . Please feel free to download this flyer to send to your family and friends who may live and/or work in Gwinnett County.

County Contact: Todd Hargrave
Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development
todd.hargrave@gwinnettcounty.com

SPLOST Committee project approvals within the LCID boundaries

Killian Hill Widening

  • Widen from existing two lanes to 4 lanes median divided from Arcado to approximately Church St. at Church Street, Killian is a 5 lane section. The LCID, City of Lilburn and the Gwinnett 2016 SPLOST funds will be used as match funding for future state and federal funding on the construction phase of the project. The actual type of widening (4-lane, median-divided or a 5-lane w/o a median) is yet to be determined.
  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2025-2026

US 29 @ Jimmy Carter

  • Gwinnett staff and LCID met with Georgia DOT on several occasions to seek state participation on this project. State agreed to financially participate at a TBD funding level
  • Project entails additional turn lanes on all approached, modifications to several commercial driveways and a new traffic signal
  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2022-2023

US 29 @ Ronald Reagan off ramp

  • Relocate SB RR off ramp away from the intersection with US 29 to improve site distance for cars exiting ramp onto US 29
  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2020-2021

US 29 median opening near Ronald Reagan off ramp

  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2020-2021

Pleasant Hill sidewalk at Ronald Reagan on ramp

  • LCID presented cost estimates and several design alternatives to safely allow pedestrians to cross the Ronald Reagan on-ramp from Pleasant Hill RD
  • LCID justified improvements and SPLOST committee and Gwinnett staff concurred
  • Schedule for improvements to begin estimated by the CID to be 2021-2022

OTHER NON-SPLOST TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Rockbridge turn lane @ US 29

  • LCID provided several potential “safety and operational improvements” to GDOT in 2016 for funding consideration. GDOT selected two locations. The Jimmy Carter/US 29 intersection (see above) and this location. The Rockbridge/US 29 intersection to be funded with 100% state funding.
  • Schedule TBD by the state
  • Line drawing not available

LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS

  • LCID is funding 100%.
  • Locations:
    • Killian Hill/Indian Trail/US 29 intersection – scheduled for 2018
    • Rockbridge at US 29 – completed June 2017 (cost for work approx. $25,000)
    • Beaver Ruin @ US 29 – scheduled for 2018
    • Indian Trail – Lilburn Rd (median near Hillcrest) – schedule TBD

CID cleanup now includes street sweeping

Ongoing cleanup of the CID generates solid curb appeal results. But maintenance hasn’t fully addressed gutter spaces throughout the corridor until now.

CID-contracted maintenance workers recently deployed a street sweeper to fully clear roadside gutters. The initial pass covered both sides of Lawrenceville Highway – 6.5 miles from Ronald Reagan Parkway to Jimmy Carter Blvd. High-traffic areas around Rockbridge Road and the Mandir also received special attention. Anticipate more street sweeping work to occur soon after leaves fall.

KEDPlasma opens new plasma collection center in CID area

KEDPlasma, one of the world’s leading collectors of high-quality human blood plasma, recently opened its new plasma collection center on Lawrenceville Highway. With the addition, KEDPlasma owns and operates 13 plasma collection centers nationwide.

KEDPlasma is a subsidiary of Kedrion Biopharma Inc., and it collects plasma to produce products for use in treating or preventing hemophilia, primary immune system deficiencies and Rh sensitization.

Outside of their professional efforts aimed at improving lives, employees of the new KEDPlasma facility volunteered their time to prepare medical equipment needed in areas impacted by recent hurricanes. These volunteers assisted the work of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) in neighboring Stone Mountain – a connection facilitated by the Lilburn CID.

To read the complete account of KEDPlasma’s volunteer work, please click here.