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June 07, 2021

Bourdeaux’s Gwinnett, Forsyth Funding Requests Included In Surface Transportation Reauthorization

WASHINGTON — Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled the list of Member-Designated Transportation Projects included in the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill. Congresswoman Bourdeaux had five projects included, representing both Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties and totaling nearly $20 million.

Under new guidelines passed by the House of Representatives this year, Members of Congress were eligible to submit projects for inclusion in the surface reauthorization bill. In order to be submitted, projects were required to be located within the Member’s District, be publicly disclosed, and be submitted by an acceptable entity, including state and local governments, among other requirements. Members of Congress were also required to certify that they and their family members had no financial interest in any of the projects they were sponsoring.

“As the representative for Georgia’s 7th District, one of my top priorities is ensuring that Gwinnett and Forsyth residents are maximizing all available government resources,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “For that reason, I was proud to nominate a number of consequential projects to improve mobility and economic development while also building our communities’ wonderful parks and trails. I am glad to see five projects in Georgia’s 7th District were accepted for inclusion into the surface reauthorization bill, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to get these important priorities across the finish line.”

Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s Member-Designated Projects Included in the INVEST Act:

Project Sponsor:       Gwinnett County Department of Transportation

Project Name:            Lawrenceville Area Park and Ride Lot

Project Location:       SR 316 at Collins Industrial Way/SR 20, Gwinnett County Georgia, 30046

Requested Amount:  $4,800,000


Project Sponsor:      Gwinnett County Department of Transportation

Project Name:           Gwinnett Place Transit Center/Mall of Georgia Local Bus Service

Project Location:      Gwinnett County Georgia, 30096

Requested Amount: $5,000,000


Project Sponsor:       Gwinnett County Department of Transportation

Project Name:           McDaniel Farm Park Connector Multi-Use Path

Project Location:      Commerce Avenue from McDaniel Farm Park to Satellite Boulevard, Gwinnett County Georgia, 30096

Requested Amount: $2,000,000


Project Sponsor:      City of Sugar Hill

Project Name:           City of Sugar Hill’s Highway 20 Pedestrian Bridge

Project Location:      Sugar Hill, Georgia, 30518

Requested Amount: $5,000,000


Project Sponsor:      Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Project Name:           Big Creek Greenway Phase 2 Renovation-Replacement

Project: Location:     5259 Union Hill Road, Cumming, Georgia, 30040

Requested Amount:  $3,000,000


Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford