Lawrenceville is considering moving five state and U.S. highway routes away from downtown streets. The proposed changes would remove the designations for U.S. Highway 29 and GA Highway 8, 120, 20 and 124 from Pike and Crogan Streets to Jackson Street and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Courtesy City of Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville considering removal of highway routes through downtown

In an effort to reduce traffic through downtown, Lawrenceville is considering moving five state and U.S. highway routes away from downtown streets. The proposed changes would remove the designations for U.S. Highway 29 and GA Highway 8, 120, 20 and 124 from Pike and Crogan Streets to Jackson Street and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Maps presented to the city council for review show GA Highway 8 and U.S. 29 moving to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road where those roads already intersect. Those routes will then turn right onto GA 8 at its intersection with Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, then left onto GA Highway 316 to Winder Highway.

GA 20 and 124 will be moved to Jackson Street. GA 120 will end at Highway 316 instead of continuing through downtown Lawrenceville.

The Lawrenceville City Council will vote on the re-routing proposal at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at City Hall, 70 S. Clayton St.

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