Officials with the City of Lilburn encourage residents and visitors alike to drive slow down Main Street for two reasons:
First, lanes on Main and Church streets will be intermittently closed due to utility installation and road construction
Second, see if you can picture what the new road will look like once it”s finished!
The roadbed has been cleared, and it”s easy to imagine brick-lined sidewalks and two beautifully landscaped roundabouts. The first roundabout will be at the intersection of Church Street at the new City Hall/Library. The brick house across from First Baptist Church will overlook the second roundabout, where the road will rejoin the existing Main Street.
While you”re at it, envision a two-story building housing a new 24,000 square-foot city hall and 20,000 square-foot library. The estimated $11.5 million shared project between Lilburn and Gwinnett County (the first of its kind in Gwinnett) is projected to be complete by the end of 2015.
“Nearly eight city-owned acres on the southwest corner of Main Street and Hwy. 29 is available for private mixed-use development, and over 25 acres are immediately impacted by the project,” says Doug Stacks, director of planning and economic development. “Additionally, many other properties along Main Street will be positively impacted as Gwinnett County upgrades water lines and extends a sewer line down to Old Town.”