April 1, 2015
For Immediate Release
The City of Lilburn is pleased to announce that the construction of the Main Street Realignment is nearing completion. A celebration has been scheduled for Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the new section of road between the two roundabouts.
Residents are welcome to bring a pair of scissors and join in the official ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. The Barn Smokehouse will donate barbecue and oysters for the occasion, for the first 100 attendees. There will be live music by the Highbeams, street games and sidewalk chalk, and information about Main Street businesses.
"After a year of road construction, the residents and businesses of Main Street deserve a party," Mayor Johnny Crist said. "We are truly grateful for the cooperation of all of our residents during this project. It's exciting to see the city's vision for downtown Lilburn come to fruition."
ER Snell Contractor Inc. began construction on the Main Street Realignment in February 2014. The reconfigured Main Street features a safer, more traditional intersection at Lawrenceville Highway. The two roundabouts allow for smoother traffic flow to Old Town. Also, Church Street was lowered eight feet to improve sight distance and safety. 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.
The realignment of Main Street is the first major step toward redevelopment of the city’s center. The road project sets the stage for further development, starting with the future Lilburn City Hall/Gwinnett County Library that will break ground in June. Just across Main Street, a residential-commercial project was approved by the city council in January.
Media Contact: Nikki Perry, Public Relations Manager, 770-638-2223, firstname.lastname@example.org