Downtown Construction Updates & Road Closures

Current Projects

  1. Collins Hill Road Widening Project
  2. LMIG Resurfacing Project
  3. Seminary Street Improvement Project
  4. 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.

Completed Projects

  1. Depot District Archways
  2. Lawrenceville Arts Center
  3. Luckie Street Parking Deck
  4. Slip Ramp Access to Northside Hospital Gwinnett
  5. SouthLawn

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.  

Depot District archway sign