Posted: Saturday, June 28th 2014 at 12:00pm
Gainesville among places in state getting GDOT roadside beautification grants
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces awards of $359,782 to the Northeast Georgia Region from Georgia Transportation Enhancement (GATEway) Grants. Statewide $1.3 million was awarded to 43 local government entities.
The GATEway Grant Program assists communities in their efforts to beautify roadsides along state routes. The mission of the GATEway Grant Program is to provide funding for roadside enhancement and beautification projects along Georgia’s roadsides.
In the area served by the Gainesville GDOT office:
•The City of Bowman in Elbert County received $40,026 for State Route 172.
•Dawson County received $46,690 for State Route 400.
•The City of Demorest in Habersham County received $26,030 State Route 365.
•The City of Duluth in Gwinnett County received $50,000 for State Route 13.
•The City of Gainesville in Hall County received $48,836 for I-985 at Exit 20.
•Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville received $50,000 for State Route 316.
•Lumpkin County received $48,200 for State Route 400.
•The City of Peachtree Corners received $50,000 for State Route 141.
The awards were made from applications submitted to Georgia DOT earlier this year. Funding for the grants comes from fees paid by outdoor advertising companies to GDOT for vegetation removal at outdoor advertising signs.
For additional information about GATEway Grants and print out applications at the GDOT GATEway Grant web site - http://www.dot.ga.gov/localgovernment
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