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Community Celebrates Completion of Winters Chapel Sidewalk Project

Post Date:11/05/2018 10:08 AM

Nov. 5, 2018 – Sunday afternoon a host of civic leaders and residents gathered along a newly completed section of sidewalks located on a busy section of Winters Chapel Road to celebrate the completion of the Gwinnett County SPLOST project.

Gwinnett County Commissioner Lynette Howard (Dist. 2) along with Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason and Councilmembers Phil Sadd (Post 1), Eric Christ (Post 2) and Lorri Christopher (Post 5) were on hand. Also attending was State Representative Scott Hilton (Dist. 95) and Alan Kaplan, a member of the city’s Planning Commission. Spalding Glen Home Owners Association president Michael Windsor and Lockridge Forest president Joan Smith attended as well.

The ½ mile of new sidewalk that runs along Winters Chapel Road from Newton Drive to Spalding Glen Drive now completes a project designed to provide a continuous end-to-end sidewalk from Winters Chapel Road at Spalding Drive to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The area was previously unaccessible to pedestrians due to the dense trees that grew almost to the edge of the road.

“When Peachtree Corners became a city in 2012, Winters Chapel Road had very few sidewalks to support its 13 residential communities,” said Councilmember Sadd. “On average, over 15,000 vehicles travel on this road each day, and it was not a safe place to walk. We are delighted to be able to celebrate the completion of the project. The community now has a safe place to walk. It also expands the walkable footprint and improves street appearance.”

The project had been on a list of recommended projects presented by Gwinnett County’s 2014 SPLOST Citizens Review Committee. The citizens committee was established to assist the county in developing a list of transportation projects for the Board of Commissioners to consider; Hilton and Kaplan, both Peachtree Corners residents, had served on the committee.

“I am happy that we can celebrate the completion of the sidewalk project today,” said Gwinnett Commissioner Lynette Howard (Dist. 2). “Keeping our citizens safe by providing sidewalks is very important. We want to thank all of the residents for their patience during the construction.”

Image shows a portion of the new Winters Chapel Road sidewalk. City,County leaders, Citizens gather to celebrate the completion of the Winters Chapel sidewalk project.