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Duluth GA

SPLOST Projects

Other SPLOST Projects Web Transportation Web Taylor Park Davenport Rogers Bridge Scott Hudgens Restroom

WHAT IS SPLOST?

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST)

Optional 1% sales tax levied by the county to fund projects like transportation, parks, libraries, road maintenance, parking, etc.

State sales tax @ 4%
+ Gwinnett ESPLOST (used for education) @ 1%
+ SPLOST @ 1%
= continue Gwinnett sales tax at 6

Visitors pay a significant amount of Gwinnett County’s sales taxes. These consumers include out of county commuters, patrons of local restaurants and retail stores, visitors to special events, etc.

County and city officials have agreed to share SPLOST proceeds (County - 78.9 percent, cities - 21.1 percent). Duluth will dedicate 68 percent of its share of the proposed SPLOST to transportation. Public safety, parks and parking will also get funds.

To find out how residents are engaged in SPLOST planning and oversight, click on citizen involvement.

Non-Transportation Projects

The City of Duluth uses SPLOST tax revenue to reinvest in our community.  SPLOST money has enabled the City to build parks, schools, roads, bridges and other public facilities in Duluth that help improve the quality of life of citizens.

Some of the projects that the City has already completed using SPLOST financing include:

  • Bunten Road Park maintenance building, bathrooms and concession building and installation of the Bunten Road water reuse line.
  • W.P. Jones community building, playground, and tennis courts.
  • Chattapoochee Dog Park, Rogers Bridge Canoe Launch and the Rogers Bridge trail.
  • Scott Hudgens Park bathrooms and concession building. 
  • Renovation of the Historic Duluth First Methodist Church
  • Downtown Taylor Park playground, public restrooms, town green, downtown parking and Red Clay building renovations.

In additional to these public projects, SPLOST money is also used to purchase police equipment and vehicles.

Transportation Projects

The City of Duluth uses SPLOST tax revenue to reinvest in our community.  SPLOST money has enabled the City to build parks, schools, roads, bridges and other public facilities in Duluth that help improve the quality of life of citizens.

The City of Duluth has allocated SPLOST money to:

  • Connect our community by building pedestrian sidewalks and safe bikeways.
  • Improve the safety of our community with intersection and road safety improvement projects.
  • Keep traffic moving by building a more efficient and safer transportation system.

In addition to the major transportation projects shown on the map above, portions of all road resurfacing, patching and repair projects in the City of Duluth use SPLOST funding.

For a more complete list of past Duluth SPLOST projects click here. More information about the history of county SPLOST projects is available at www.gwinnettsplost.com.