Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-07) announced that the cities of Peachtree Corners and Lilburn are the recipients of two Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant awards, two of 385 SS4A grants totaling $817 million across the country. Peachtree Corners will receive $309,600 to develop a comprehensive safety action plan, and to pilot traffic camera/sensors at targeted intersections where there are high volumes of traffic and pedestrians. Lilburn will receive $260,000 to develop a city-wide comprehensive safety action plan, conduct a roundabout feasibility study, and to pilot temporary traffic calming measures such as planters, chicanes, and speed humps. Funding for the city of Lilburn was requested by McBath in a letter of support to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg earlier this year.
“The creation and adoption of these Safety Action plans will improve safety on the roads, provide greater access to multimodal options for all, and allow Lilburn and Peachtree Corners to continue to be attractive places for residents and businesses to grow and thrive,” McBath said. “I was so proud to support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and I am thrilled to see yet another critical federal investment come to our community.”
“Through the Safe Streets and Roads for All program, we have now announced safety funding going directly to communities representing seventy percent of the people living in this country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We are acting to confront the crisis of safety on our nation’s roads, helping communities work to reduce traffic deaths to the only acceptable number: zero.”
Lilburn Mayor Tim Dunn applauded the work of McBath in helping local communities secure vital federal funding to improve safety. “Rep. McBath continues to be attuned to the needs of communities in her district,” Mayor Dunn said. “She has made safety a priority for us, which allows us to be a pleasant town in which to live and visit. We thank her immensely.”
The Safe Streets and Roads for All discretionary grant program was established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021. The discretionary program will appropriate $5 billion over 5 years, 2022 to 2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Through three announcements in 2023, including this one, SS4A grants have provided $1.7 billion in direct funding to over 1,000 local communities Combined, these will improve roadway safety planning for around 70% of the nation’s population. Applications for the next round of SS4A are anticipated to open in February of 2024