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Commissioners approve contracts to resurface county roads

Lawrenceville – Gwinnett Commissioners awarded nearly $22 million in resurfacing contracts for county roads last month. The Georgia Department of Transportation will pay for 29 percent of the contract cost.

District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said, “We are fortunate to be able to partner with the state to fund these improvements that keep our county roadways in good working condition.”

Gwinnett County documents roads in need of resurfacing every year. Transportation employees rate the pavement status on about half of the County-maintained roads annually. That data is then sorted to identify the roads in most need of resurfacing. Gwinnett will resurface just over 145 centerline miles of roadway this year. 

For the purposes of this bid, the County was split into four areas: North, Northwest, West, and Southwest. Of the five responses received, ER Snell Contractor, Inc., had the lowest bid on all four sections, totaling $21,721,449.90.

The County’s share of the project is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program. The State funding is through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program, or LMIG.

Transportation Director Alan Chapman said, “Resurfacing studies and our own experience have shown if we can maintain the riding surface on a roadway, we will spend less money over time keeping it in good repair.” Funds spent on resurfacing cut down the amounts spent on patching or completely rebuilding a roadway.

For more information on the Gwinnett County resurfacing program click here.