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Peachtree Corners Awarded $50,000 Georgia Transportation Gateway Grant

Funds to be used for landscaping improvements to enhance Peachtree Corners’ gateway sign.

Credit: Judy Putnam
Credit: Judy Putnam

Submitted by Judy Putnam

Thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation roadside enhancement program, the city’s signature gateway sign located between Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, will be receiving some new landscaping.

The state’s GATEway Grant Review Committee advised the city in a June 16, 2014 letter that it had approved funds of up to $50,000.00 for the project. Community Development Director Diana Wheeler had submitted a grant application in February to the Georgia DOT committee.

“We are delighted to hear the city has been awarded funds to help enhance the Peachtree Corners sign,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “The additional landscaping will create a greater visual awareness to help identify our city.”

The sign, built in 2008, is a stone-based monument currently landscaped with pine trees and crape myrtles and is easily missed by the northbound traffic on Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Peachtree Corners was one of 43 local governments to be awarded a GATEway grant. GDOT had received 83 applications. The primary goal of the grant program is to fund enhancement projects used by the traveling public.

Landscaping plans include a variety of flowering trees and roses. In addition the grant application proposed new sod added to the front of the sign and a maintenance plan.

About the City of Peachtree Corners

Gwinnett County’s newest and largest city, Peachtree Corners was founded July 1, 2012 and is located along the shores of the Chattahoochee River in the southwest corner of the county. The city is home to over 38,500 residents and over 2,300 businesses. City Hall is located at 147 Technology Parkway, Suite 200, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.

 

Dianne Mullins Edwards June 24, 2014 at 02:18 PM
That's great news. How about some lights around the sign as well.
Judy Putnam June 25, 2014 at 01:40 PM
I understand UPCCA, the organization that raised the monies to have the sign built, is working on getting lights added to the sign.
Allan Peel June 26, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Sigh … $50,000. What a waste! Can't the DOT find better ways to spend outré tax dollars??
Mary Jones June 29, 2014 at 01:38 PM
I agree w/ you Allan. We have other more important needs around here. I think the sign looks great and I can see it!

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