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Lawrenceville to begin construction of Linear Park to college

Phase Two of the College Corridor to connect Downtown with Georgia Gwinnett College Campus

 Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington presents to City Council on the construction for Phase 2 of the College Corridor; Council awards construction bid to E.R. Snell Contractors, Inc.

The City of Lawrenceville has selected E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., to begin construction on phase 2 of its 2.2-mile linear park that will connect Georgia Gwinnett College with the Downtown District. The $10-million investment will include a 2.2-mile roadway complete with multi-use trails, bike paths, roundabouts, and attractive landscaping features.

“This connection has been a part of the City’s planning and development for years and we are excited to see it finally come to fruition,” said Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “After property acquisition, design and phase I implementation, we are prepared to begin this final phase of this project that will bring about a physical connection to mirror the strong working relationship the City has built with Georgia Gwinnett over the years. A special thanks to City staff for their diligence to see this project through to completion.”

The new road will begin at the fork of North Clayton Street and Northdale Road and will run between those two roads up to Collins Hill Road and the overpass across GA316 where it will meet the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College.

“We are excited that this project is proceeding and we look forward to connecting our college campus with Lawrenceville’s vibrant and active downtown,” said Dr. Jann L. Joseph, president of Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). “This project remains important to GGC and we are thankful to our partners at the City for remaining ever-dedicated to this joint vision for the future.”

Redevelopment opportunities for highest and best use around specific nodes of this linear park are available for consideration through the Downtown Development Authority of Lawrenceville Georgia. Be sure to subscribe to the city’s text alerts for the most up-to-date information on construction in the downtown and follow us on Facebook for the latest news and activity.