The City of Lilburn marked the ceremonial beginning of the Main Street Realignment Project this morning on a hill overlooking the future intersection at Lawrenceville Highway.
“This all started with an idea, a drawing on the back of a napkin. We are excited today to witness the realization of this vision as construction begins,” Mayor Johnny Crist said. “We didn’t get here on our own, and we thank all our partners for their critical support of this project.”
The $3.5-million project is supported by the City of Lilburn, Gwinnett County, the State Road and Tollway Authority, and the Lilburn Community Improvement District. Ceremony speakers included Johnny Crist, Mayor of Lilburn; Bill Johnsa, Lilburn City Manager; Ed O’Connor, Chairman of the Lilburn Community Improvement District; Bert Brantley, Deputy Executive Director for the State Road and Tollway Authority; Lynette Howard, District 2 Commissioner for Gwinnett County; and Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.
The reconfigured Main Street will create a safer, more traditional intersection at Lawrenceville Highway. Two roundabouts will allow for smoother traffic flow to Old Town. Also, Church Street will be lowered to improve sight distance and safety.
The road project sets the stage for future development of that commercial corner, starting with the future Lilburn City Hall/Gwinnett County Library. This $10-million SPLOST project is in the design phase.
High resolution photos:
Groundbreaking Photo 1
Groundbreaking Photo 2