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Commissioners Approve Legacy Project to Commemorate Bicentennial, Celebrate Future

Lawrenceville – Gwinnett County will demolish its old Fire Station 15 at 275 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville and build a Bicentennial Plaza in its place. The project will also upgrade an existing walkway and trail along Constitution Boulevard to create the Bicentennial Trail, which will connect the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, the Bicentennial Plaza and the Lawrenceville Lawn.

440 lawrencevilleconstructionplans2Board of Commissioner Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “This project not only helps commemorate Gwinnett County’s bicentennial with a permanent legacy but it also recognizes Lawrenceville’s role as Gwinnett’s county seat. We welcome the chance to add the Bicentennial Plaza to the many great things that are happening in the city.” 

Commissioners awarded the $1.875 million construction contract to low bidder Surfaces Group, LLC, during their regular meeting on Tuesday. The work will begin on the walkway and trail next month, and the entire project is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

District 4 Commissioner John Heard said the spot will be a place to reflect on the County’s past, appreciate the present and make plans for the future.

“Sharing this new amenity with the county seat, Lawrenceville, will give all our residents an opportunity to learn about our great heritage, celebrate our diverse and vibrant community and continue to make Gwinnett County the best place to do business now and in the future,” said Heard.

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