The City of Snellville and Gwinnett County have entered into a new Intergovernmental Agreement that will facilitate the construction of over a mile of new sidewalks on Skyland Drive and Pinehurst Road. The agreement calls for Gwinnett to contribute $800,000 toward the total project cost of $1.9 million with the city covering the remainder with funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress in 2023. New sidewalk on Skyland will stretch from the existing to Rockdale Circle and on Pinehurst from North Road connecting to the Saddlebrook subdivision.
The city is also partnering with another county department, Water Resources, as they will bring waterline improvements to the Valley Creek Circle area, new street paving and coordinated construction as the sidewalk and utility work will overlap on Pinehurst Road. The Intergovernmental Agreement for this work was adopted in late 2023.
“These infrastructure projects will certainly add to the quality of life of residents in these areas and it is only through a great relationship between city and county that makes such progress possible," said City Manager Butch Sanders. "The addition of county financial assistance will allow the Mayor and Council to move forward and plan for more sidewalk additions in the future.”