Downtown Lilburn will begin to show signs of project progress related to a major transportation initiative supported by the Lilburn Community Improvement District (CID).
Beginning in August, crews will remove some existing structures to accommodate the realignment of Main Street into the heart of Lilburn.
The Lilburn CID is partnered with the City of Lilburn, Gwinnett County and Georgia Department of Transportation to widen and realign the city’s gateway entrance beginning at Highway 29. New amenities will be added to include a multi-use trail and roundabout intersections.
CID Executive Director Gerald McDowell said the road configuration will open access to 20 acres or more of prime, underutilized real estate. The future relocation of City Hall and the addition of a new library will attract other developments.
“We are excited that a dynamic city center will be taking shape here in Lilburn,” McDowell said. “Improving access to these areas will greatly enhance interest for economic investment and sustained redevelopment. The city’s planned improvements will propel Lilburn as a vibrant place for community-focused growth for many years to come.”
Key project funding was secured by the CID through a grant from the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB), which is administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority.
Plans for the Main Street project are receiving a final review with Gwinnett County authorities. The bid process for the road construction will be completed this fall.
The City of Lilburn will continue to post project updates on its website – CityofLilburn.com.