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Lawrenceville approves new designation of state routes

The Lawrenceville City Council voted Dec. 3 to re-designate State Routes 8, 120, 20, 29 and 124 off of Pike and Crogan Streets in the Downtown District. The highly trafficked state routes will be moved to roads that by-pass the downtown area in favor of a more walkable downtown district.

City Manager Chuck Warbington stated, “We have simply redirected the State Routes away from our downtown. This encourages a reduction in freight traffic and pass through traffic in our immediate downtown and will create a more pedestrian friendly environment for that area. This isn’t a construction project and no roads are changing, only the directional signage of these State Routes.”

All the proposed state route changes will flow around downtown via Jackson Street on the East and North end and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road on the West and South end. The city is working jointly with Gwinnett DOT and Georgia DOT to implement the re-designations.

GDOT will make the necessary signage adjustments to reroute traffic following those state routes down the alternate roads. A map showing the changes is available at www.lawrencevillega.org.

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