Tucker to Pave Nearly 80 Roads in 2020 SPLOST Program

2020 road resurfacing LIST

SPLOST-TuckerTUCKER, Ga. (February 24, 2020) – The ride around Tucker continues to get a whole lot smoother thanks to the special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST). The Mayor and City Council voted Monday night to approve a $4.44 million contract to resurface 79 roads around the City.

Gwinnett County-based E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. submitted the low bid and will perform the work, which will cover 19.2 miles of roadway throughout the 2020 calendar year.

“E.R. Snell came in with a strong track record of quality work and a competitive bid,” explained Tucker’s City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt. “Initially, we had only expected to resurface 64 streets in 2020, but thanks to the competitive pricing and favorable market forces, we were able to add 15 streets to that list. This is the most ambitious resurfacing program to date for the City of Tucker.”

The work is being funded mostly through Tucker’s share of the DeKalb County SPLOST. The SPLOST passed a referendum in 2017 and will be in effect until 2024. In the first two years of its SPLOST-funded road resurfacing program, the City has managed to repave about 50 streets. The program, which has consistently stayed under budget, is managed by professionals from Jacobs Engineering.

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