Downtown Construction Updates & Road Closures
- Collins Hill Road Widening Project
- LMIG Resurfacing Project
- Seminary Street Improvement Project
- The Lawrence Hotel
Collins Hill Road Widening Project
Construction to widen Collins Hill Road began in late September. Gwinnett County Department of Transportation will widen Collins Hill Road from University Center Lane to the Lendon Connector to two travel lanes with a center turn lane, the installation of an urban shoulder with curb and gutter, and a new 12-foot-wide multi-use path. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion near Georgia Gwinnett College and Downtown Lawrenceville.
Construction began in late September and will last for approximately 210 days (dependent on private utilities, including power poles, communication lines, and other utilities). Please be aware that temporary lane closures may happen during construction. The project is expected to be completed and open by mid-2024. This project is funded by the County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, known as SPLOST.
For more detailed information, visit the Gwinnett County Project Map.
The annual LMIG Resurfacing Project will take place through December. Road impacts will occur on the below streets starting on October 30 until December between 7 am and 5 pm weekdays weather permitting:
- Katherine Oak Ct
- Swanson Dr NE (only west of Buford Dr)
- Northdale Rd
- Hampton Square Dr
- Tanner St
- Industrial Park Dr
Maintenance of traffic will be in place to route vehicles and pedestrians safely around the work zone. Please drive and walk with caution in these areas.
Seminary and S Clayton Streets will have upcoming traffic impacts due to the Seminary Street Improvements Project. Maintenance of traffic will be in place to route vehicles safely around the work zone. Please drive with caution if traveling in this area. Daily site activities will happen between 7 AM and 5 PM. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2023.
The City of Lawrenceville is building a fabulous, heritage-style boutique hotel near the Lawrenceville Lawn. The project, called "The Lawrence," incorporates a 120-room boutique hotel branded under the Tapestry Collection by Hilton; a 5,000-square-foot conference center, restaurant and patio bar; as well as an attached, 380-space public parking deck. The hotel is expected to be complete by the end of 2024 and the parking deck was completed in early 2021.
- Depot District Archways
- Lawrenceville Arts Center
- Luckie Street Parking Deck
- Slip Ramp Access to Northside Hospital Gwinnett
The Lawrenceville Arts Commission has worked with a local architect to design and approve decorative steel archways strategically placed in our Depot District area.
The City of Lawrenceville worked for many months to improve safety and find a way to decrease the noise caused by large trucks traveling through our downtown area. After much thought and discussion, restricting large trucks in our downtown area via detour has been determined to be the best path to success. The decorative steel archways physically limit trucks 12’ and greater in height from passing and enforce a city ordinance in place for more than a decade that calls for limited truck entry. Trucks must the major roads, such as W. Pike Street and Buford Drive to bypass the area.
The archways serve a multi-purpose role as signage, branding the Depot District, and functioning as attractive art installations in our art-focused community.
Lawrenceville Arts Center
Completed in 2021, the Lawrenceville Arts Center is the new home of the Aurora Theatre and features performance spaces, multi-purpose rooms, and outdoor areas. The LAC is a community gathering place for entertaining and educational performances, public and city-wide celebrations, personal milestones and private events, corporate meetings and retreats, outdoor art experiences and festivals, and more!
- Visit the Lawrenceville Arts Center webpage to explore the calendar of events, purchase tickets to a show, or rent a space for your next event.
City Parking Deck Construction
The 380-space public parking deck was completed in early 2021. The Luckie Street Parking Deck has two separate entrances. They can be found at 225 Luckie Street and S Chestnut Street. The project is in conjunction with The Lawrence Hotel, a 120-room boutique hotel branded under the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. It will feature 120 rooms, a 5,000-square-foot conference center, a restaurant, and a patio bar.
Visit lville.city/parking for additional parking locations.
The City of Lawrenceville has worked with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Northside Hospital Gwinnett since July 2022 to add a slip ramp at State Route (SR) 316 at SR 120. The project adds a separate exit lane (slip ramp) from Eastbound State Route (SR) 316 at SR 120, providing direct access to the Northside Hospital Gwinnett complex.
City of Lawrenceville worked with CHA Consulting, Inc. as the designer, Ohmshive Construction, LLC as the contractor, and Atlas as the construction manager. The total project cost is $2,144,586 and includes 0.41 miles of grading, curb and gutter, sidewalk, drainage, and asphalt paving.
Located in the heart of Downtown, the SouthLawn project is nearly complete, with 600 plus residential units,15,000 square feet of retail adjacent to the Lawrenceville Lawn and Historic Downtown Square!