Since the Gwinnett Village CID’s inception, we have always viewed the Indian
Trail corridor as a strategic link between the great cities of Norcross and Lilburn. These historic towns are among the area’s greatest assets and the CID has worked to strengthen the connection between them. Toward that effort, CID staff began to examine the potential for a bike and pedestrian pathway linking the two communities. Imagine, as a Lilburn resident, having the option for your family to hop on their bikes and head over to Norcross to enjoy lunch and an event at Lillian Webb Park one Saturday afternoon. I think most would say that the lack of pedestrian and bike facilities would make that an unrealistic option today. The CID hopes to change that in the not-too-distant future.
A pair of parallel projects are underway to provide that connection between Lilburn and
Norcross. The CID and the City of Norcross are beginning the preliminary engineering
for construction of a multi-use path along Beaver Ruin Road. The project has already received a last-mile connectivity grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission and is fully funded to go to construction once the engineering is complete. Concurrently, the CID has begun a feasibility study to examine options for extending a multi-use trail along Indian Trail Road, from Beaver Ruin Road connecting to the City of Lilburn’s trail network. This study will provide the necessary background to determine the preferred alignment of the trail and conceptual plan.
Developing connections is the lynchpin of building stronger communities. This project
would not only benefit those who live in Norcross and Lilburn by providing a link for
pedestrians and cyclists, but also all of the businesses and residents along the two
corridors. The CID is working daily to make these connections a reality.