SPLOST Committee project approvals within the LCID boundaries

Killian Hill Widening

  • Widen from existing two lanes to 4 lanes median divided from Arcado to approximately Church St. at Church Street, Killian is a 5 lane section. The LCID, City of Lilburn and the Gwinnett 2016 SPLOST funds will be used as match funding for future state and federal funding on the construction phase of the project. The actual type of widening (4-lane, median-divided or a 5-lane w/o a median) is yet to be determined.
  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2025-2026

US 29 @ Jimmy Carter

  • Gwinnett staff and LCID met with Georgia DOT on several occasions to seek state participation on this project. State agreed to financially participate at a TBD funding level
  • Project entails additional turn lanes on all approached, modifications to several commercial driveways and a new traffic signal
  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2022-2023

US 29 @ Ronald Reagan off ramp

  • Relocate SB RR off ramp away from the intersection with US 29 to improve site distance for cars exiting ramp onto US 29
  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2020-2021

US 29 median opening near Ronald Reagan off ramp

  • CID estimated schedule for improvements to commence 2020-2021

Pleasant Hill sidewalk at Ronald Reagan on ramp

  • LCID presented cost estimates and several design alternatives to safely allow pedestrians to cross the Ronald Reagan on-ramp from Pleasant Hill RD
  • LCID justified improvements and SPLOST committee and Gwinnett staff concurred
  • Schedule for improvements to begin estimated by the CID to be 2021-2022

OTHER NON-SPLOST TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Rockbridge turn lane @ US 29

  • LCID provided several potential “safety and operational improvements” to GDOT in 2016 for funding consideration. GDOT selected two locations. The Jimmy Carter/US 29 intersection (see above) and this location. The Rockbridge/US 29 intersection to be funded with 100% state funding.
  • Schedule TBD by the state
  • Line drawing not available

LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS

  • LCID is funding 100%.
  • Locations:
    • Killian Hill/Indian Trail/US 29 intersection – scheduled for 2018
    • Rockbridge at US 29 – completed June 2017 (cost for work approx. $25,000)
    • Beaver Ruin @ US 29 – scheduled for 2018
    • Indian Trail – Lilburn Rd (median near Hillcrest) – schedule TBD

CID Giving Highway 29 a Facelift

The Lilburn CID is providing 100% of the funding to complete much-needed landscaping improvements at three key Highway 29 intersections. This corridor makeover will drastically improve and further define our CID. Look for future updates as we make progress on these and other projects.

Rockbridge Road & Indian Trail – This intersection was landscaped at all four corners in June. The CID has plans to complete the same level of landscaping at Indian Trail by late 2017. That make-over will include the four corners of the intersection. The grass median near Indian Trail and Burns Road will also receive a crepe myrtle tree canopy and additional small shrubs along with ground cover plantings.

Beaver Ruin – The CID will landscape all four corners of this intersection with plantings similar to the Rockbridge intersection in early 2018. Plantings at all of the intersections and the median will include (as appropriate) dwarf wax myrtles, pink knock-out roses, pink muhly grass, crape myrtles, Liriope, Yapon holly, fountain grass, Abelia, Walter’s viburnum, sweet shrub, serviceberry and Loropetalums.

Watch for Landscape Crews Working in the District

The arrival of spring means more activity for professional landscaping crews contracted by the CID. Contractors will continue their routine litter and debris removal along with upkeep of the area’s clean curbside appearance. Beyond the regularly scheduled work, the CID is awaiting its permits to install substantial new landscape projects at the Highway 29 intersections with Indian Trail Lilburn Road and Rockbridge Road.

The CID will provide photos and updates as they are available.

2017-2026 SPLOST Projects are Great for Business

The project categories for the 2017-2026 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will be a boon to areas served by the CID. The one-cent sales tax approved by voters in November is projected to fund $12 million in local capital projects. The distribution for this money is strictly directed by the rules of SPLOST:

  • Transportation $4.56 million
  • Public Safety $6.6 million
  • Parks (Town Center) $0.84 million

Transportation: These projects often require matching funds, but are currently under consideration. Construction of a 10-foot sidewalk along Highway 29 from Boston Market to Postal Way will begin soon, funded by $238,000 of current city SPLOST funds and a $700,000 transportation enhancement grant awarded to the CID.

New Lilburn PD site

Public Safety: For years, the City Council has considered moving the police department to a location that makes them more visible and improves response times. A year ago, the city purchased property on Highway 29 that will bring that vision closer to reality. Construction of a new police and courts complex incorporating advanced technology and security equipment will begin in 2018 and will take two years to complete. It is estimated that the building will cost about $6 million. The new building will be directly across from Our Lady of the Americas Church.
New Lilburn City Hall and Administration Center

Town Center: Once the public safety building is complete, the Calvin Fitchett Administration Building will be demolished to allow views of the park and construction of a performing arts venue and community center. These improvements – along with the expansion of downtown parking – will promote continued development in the city’s Town Center. Numerous updates to the pavilions, playground and festival field will make a vibrant recreational venue to attract more patrons.

CID Continues Cleanup Efforts

The Lilburn CID continues its focus on the district’s clean appearance with routine landscaping upkeep. The litter and debris removal work will occur in weekly sweeps beginning this year. In the meantime, CID-contract landscaping professionals just installed mulch in the median islands on Highway 29 from Postal Road to Ronald Reagan Parkway. Plans are also in the works for substantial new landscape projects at the Indian Trail Lilburn Road and Rockbridge Road intersections with Highway 29.