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Sidewalks to be added near Suwanee schools

A mile-long sidewalk project will soon help improve safety for students and others traveling between Level Creek Elementary and North Gwinnett Middle schools in Suwanee.

The project along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Tench Road includes new crosswalks and pedestrian signals. Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday awarded the $430,842 construction contract to CMES Inc.

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The 2014 SPLOST program is funding the improvements, which are expected to be completed in the fall.

“As school winds down, this construction will crank up,” District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks said in a statement. “I’m pleased we have the opportunity and the funding through the voter-approved SPLOST to improve pedestrian safety.”

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The sidewalks will be installed along the southern side of Tench Road and the western side of Peachtree Industrial. Curb, gutter and drainage improvements also will be constructed.

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