Project Updates, Public Works |

Alton Tucker Blvd Extension.     This project’s objective is to improve the intersection of Level Creek Rd and West Broad Street, as well as extending Alton Tucker to Highway 20 at the east end of the E Center property. The alignment and concrete work for this project are mostly complete. Brick paver installation will begin next. The signal at Highway 20 has the poles and strain wires installed. They will install the electric wires necessary for the signals and controls. After this work, they will repair the manholes and paving in that intersection as well as doing the final paving of Alton Tucker and West Broad.  The next two months will see final utility relocation completed and signal activation.  Look for this project to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

 

 

Street Paving and Repair.   Garrett Paving has been awarded the construction contract for the 2024 LMIG street paving program. We recently applied for and received a grant for a portion of the funds required to complete this project through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) program administered by GDOT. SPLOST receipts will fund about half of this roadwork as well. The notice to proceed is anticipated to be issued in March and the project complete by the third quarter of 2024.  These are the streets that will be repaved on this project:

Name From To LF
Hidden Circle Dr Wages Way Roberts Dr 1600
Hidden Circle Hidden Circle Dr Roberts Dr 1575
S. Roberts Dr Hidden Circle Roberts Dr 2475
Shirley Dr S. Roberts Dr Roberts Dr 685
Wansley Ln S. Roberts Dr Roberts Dr 695
Sherri Ln S. Roberts Dr Roberts Dr 675
Roberts Drive Hidden Circle Dr Frontier Dr 2330
Creek Trace Dr Roberts Dr Forest Creek Ct 375
Forest Creek Ct Creek Bluff Dr cul de sac 375
Creek Bluff Dr cul de sac cul de sac 1875
Mill Walk Ct cul de sac Creek Bluff Dr 360
Creek Trace Ct cul de sac Creek Bluff Dr 450
Alton Tucker Blvd PIB W Broad St 1082
Magical Way Church St Parking Lot 272
Temple Hwy 20 W Broad St 500
Hillcrest Hwy 20 W Broad St 649

Highway 20 Pedestrian Bridge.  Bridge design is at the 80% point. The general layout, size and construction materials have been selected. The permitting process has begun by GDOT with their review of the bridge foundation investigation (BFI).  Once the plans are formally in review by GDOT and approaching a conclusion, we can advertise for a construction partner. Anticipated completion date is early 2025.

Downtown Greenway/LCI Project.   This project is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration, so the process is a little different. The first step is to prepare a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from pre-qualified design firms. We will be advertising for a design professional soon. It will provide an urban greenway connection from  PIB/20 to Alton Tucker and then on back to Highway 20. The timeline will be determined once we have the design finished.

Whitehead Road Sidewalks.   This project is in the beginning stages of design and Right of Way (ROW) acquisition. Once those items are completed, we will advertise for a construction contractor. We anticipate a 2024 completion date.

Northside Greenway.   As part of their developments, Novare Sugar Hill, The Refinery by Prestwick and Hillcrest Landing are constructing close to a mile of the Greenway North of Hwy 20 and along Hillcrest Dr. This will consist of a winding segment from Stanley St. through their developments and connecting to the sidewalk on Hillcrest Dr. at Brookdale Dr. Future segments will connect this area to the Richland Creek area. This portion of the project should be completed by the end of 2024.

 

First Ave. Street Lighting.   This project will install six poles and seven lights on the North side of First Ave. from PIB to Chapel Ave/Lanier at the railroad crossing.This project is expected to be completed in April.

Promenade Festoon Lighting.  Work is nearing completion of the Festoon Lighting on the promenade behind the E Center. Steel has been erected and wires run from the outside wall to the building by the Waterfall Room. The contractor is working on the electrical connections and final adjustments before closing out this project.

Golf Course Cell Tower.  The tower has been erected and antennae have been hung. Work is proceeding on final wiring and site clean up. The tower should be active by the end of March.

 

Gary Pirkle Park Streambank Restoration.  Work continues with our design partner and permits with the USACE and EPD have been applied for. When those are approved, we will advertise for a construction partner. The project seeks to restore the stream bank at the bridge in Gary Pirkle Park and stabilize it to prevent further erosion.

 

Ridge Lake Park Phase II.  Work has begun on the design for phase II of this project. We will add some obstacles in the dog park area, walking trails and disc golf. A meeting was recently held with two citizens who are disc golf course designers to see how this amenity fits into the overall park footprint. Construction should begin this summer.

 

Downtown (West Broad) Streetscape.  Initial design work and information gathering has begun on enhancing the streetscapes in downtown. The project will consider various enhancements along W. Broad Street, including parking improvements, pedestrian safety improvements, traffic calming, street lighting, decorative signage, landscaping and street furniture, pedestrian safety enhancements. A public information meeting has been scheduled for March 19 from 5:30-7:30 PM for citizens to view current ideas and provide feedback.

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