Motorists traveling along Highway 29 will soon have a new gateway monument welcoming them to the City of Lilburn. Construction began last week on a twenty-five foot tall gateway monument being installed at the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Highway 29.
The brick structure will have a seating wall around the base and feature the city's name illuminated near the center of the monument. The monument is being positioned so it may be seen from various angles at the intersection.
"The monument reflects the pride Lilburn residents have for their community and it will let everyone know that they're in the City of Lilburn," said City Manager Bill Johnsa. "I see it becoming a popular photo spot for both visitors and residents." Local vendor, Capital Signs, Inc., is constructing the monument, which is scheduled to be completed in mid-March. The eventual plan for the monument includes sidewalks in front of the monument and landscaping around the area. The city is also exploring additional gateway signs at other entry points to the city.
The gateway monument is just one example of the growth and development taking place throughout the city. At Lilburn City Park, the new, expanded playground is expected to be completed in the next few weeks. A new parking lot is also being added to Lilburn City Park and construction of a new restroom facility at the park will begin soon. The new Lilburn Police Department and Municipal Court building is under construction on Lawrenceville Highway, scheduled to be completed later this year. Private development is also booming in Lilburn. Over 500 residential units are currently planned or under development in the city. In downtown Lilburn, a large mixed use project is being constructed across from Lilburn City Park that will include townhomes and future storefronts along Main Street.
For more information about this and other construction projects in the city, visit cityoflilburn.com.