By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Major Transportation Project Slated to Begin in Downtown Duluth

Duluth, Georgia – A 3.5 million dollar transportation project is slated to begin in Duluth on January 19, 2015. This project will be three phases, beginning with Main Street Parking (phase I and II) and ending with the SR120 Realignment, Sidewalks and Gateway Improvements (phase III). 

Main Street Parking Phase I extends from Knox Street to SR 120. The redesign of Main Street consists of wider sidewalks, parallel parking and landscaping. This project will accommodate outdoor dining, buskers and community gathering activates to enhance the downtown experience. Several midblock crossings will be added to provide for pedestrian safety throughout the downtown.

The Main Street Parking Phase II is from SR 120 to Brock Road and consists of roadway improvements, curb and gutter, drainage, sidewalks, lighting, parking and landscaping that will create a safe pedestrian experience for those coming to the downtown area. A parking area along the railroad is also part of this project. 

SR120 Realignment, Sidewalk and Gateway Improvements Phase III include the Abbotts Bridge Roadway and Sidewalk project. The project creates a new intersection at Main Street and Abbotts Bridge, a new signal at Main Street and West Lawrenceville Street, upgraded signal at Buford Highway, curb and gutter, drainage improvements, sidewalks and landscaping. 

Main Street Parking Phase I will be complete by May 1, 2015 with the remaining phases complete by June 2016. These projects are being paid out of SPLOST Transportation and SPLOST Parking funds.

For more information on these and other projects happening in the City of Duluth please contact Nick Colonna, Community Development Director, at ncolonna@duluthga.net or 770-497-5002.