Lawrenceville approves Park Place Drive pedestrian saftey improvement project. Courtesy Google Maps

Lawrenceville approves pedestrian safety improvement project

The Lawrenceville City Council voted Monday to approve the Park Place pedestrian safety improvement project. The purpose of the project is to make improvements to Park Place Drive without shifting traffic volume onto adjacent streets. The project seeks to slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety with the installation of traffic calming devices, curb and gutters, storm drainage improvements, sidewalks, street lighting and bicycle accommodations.

Park Place Drive, which connects between Simonton Road and Grayson Highway/State Route 20, currently has two 12-foot traffic lanes with no curb and gutter or sidewalks.

The project includes site clearing, grading, excavation of existing pavement, demolition of existing concrete driveway entrances and drainage pipe and structures necessary for the installation of 2,130-square-yards of concrete for driveways and 8,800 feet of 24-inch curb and gutter.

The city received five bids for the work and has chosen to give the contract to low-bidder The Dickerson Group Inc. of Lawrenceville. The $2.1 million project will not only improve pedestrian safety for residents in the area, but will correct stormwater drainage issues.

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