As of Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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The Lilburn Community Improvement District is seeking professional support to improve appearance, access and travel along one of U.S. Highway 29’s busiest sections. The Lawrenceville Highway Urban Design Implementation Study includes more than four miles of U.S. Highway 29 from Rockbridge Road to Ronald Reagan Parkway. In this photograph, motorist pass through the intersection of Arcado Road and U.S. Highway 29 in Lilburn on Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan)
A study will soon be underway to help build U.S. Highway 29 into Lilburn’s “Boulevard of Opportunity.”
The Lilburn Community Improvement District is looking for some help in devising a plan to improve the appearance, access and traffic along the busy stretch of highway between Rockbridge Road and Ronald Reagan Parkway.
After recent improvements with adding a median to the road and work nearby on Main Street, CID Director Gerald McDowell said the study can do a lot to move forward area business leaders’ hopes for even more opportunity.
“This study will expand on the exciting initiatives already underway as part of the city of Lilburn’s new town center and many other planned improvements,” McDowell said. “We will produce a comprehensive guide that covers not only what needs to be accomplished but also partnership and funding strategies to complete the work.”
With a due date next month, officials are accepting qualifications from consultants, specializing in design and planning services, who can help with the Lawrenceville Urban Design Implementation Study.
The work includes a detailed plan for improving the four-mile stretch of the highway, including bicycle and pedestrian safety through sidewalk connectivity, signage and streetscape enhancements, a press release said.
More information on the project is available at www.lilburncid.com, and interested parties can also view information on the Georgia Local Government Access Marketplace at www.glga.org. The paperwork must be submitted by 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, to be considered.