Buildings coming down for road project

LILBURN — Sometime soon, Lilburn’s Main Street will look a lot different.

A multi-faceted project to realign the road and create a new city center will begin this month with the demolition of several buildings along the new route.

Officials said the first sign of the improvement will happen soon, as crews remove a couple of existing structures.

“We are excited that a dynamic city center will be taking shape here in Lilburn,” Lilburn Community Improvement District Director Gerald McDowell said of the project, which is a partnership between the city, county, state and CID. “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.”

The new alignment opens access to 20 acres of land, where a new City Hall and library will be built and other development could come. The project, which links to U.S. Highway 29, includes a multi-use trail and roundabout intersections.

The bid process for the road construction will be completed this fall, the release said, and updates will be posted at CityofLilburn.com.