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. Paving is complete and signal installation is finished as well. A stamped asphalt decorative application at the intersection of Alton Tucker and West Broad will be installed next. Striping should be completed this week. Final project completion should be by the end of July.

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. A second round of LMIG funds was made available from which we were able to obtain additional funding to add six more streets. SPLOST receipts will fund about half of this roadwork as well.Garrett paving has been working with our Public Works staff to identify needed repairs to these streets and has also begun crack sealing. Pavement work has begun in Frontier Forest. Work should begin on the downtown streets next week. Anticipated completion for this project is 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
Somerset Rose Ln cul de sac cul de sac 900
Ayelsbury Ct Edinborough Pl cul de sac 1050
Sudbury Point Ln Ayelsbury Ct cul de sac 125
Maltdie Ct cul de sac cul de sac 2650
Pine Isle Way Pine Acre Dr cul de sac 616
Diggers Way Gold Mine Dr cul de sac 2200

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 pedestrian-focused 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 have received the packets and done an initial evaluation narrowing the submittals down to four finalists. They will now submit a packet that outlines their process to complete a design project. We have received those and are in the evaluation process now. After that, we will proceed to the contract phase with the best qualified candidate. The project will provide an urban greenway connection from  PIB/20 to Alton Tucker and then on back to Highway 20. The timeline for construction 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 partner. We anticipate a mid-2024 completion date.

Northside Greenway. As part of their developments, Novare Sugar Hill, The Refinery by Prestwick and Hillcrest Landing are constructing segments of the Greenway to the 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. Staff recently explored an area north of this to determine the feasibility of winding the trail through the woods to Richland Creek. This looks promising and design work is underway.

This portion of the project should be completed by the end of 2024.

First Ave. Street Lighting.  This project is substantially complete.

Gary Pirkle Park Streambank Stabilization Project. The project seeks to stabilize the stream bank at the bridge in Gary Pirkle Park and prevent further erosion. The EPD permit has been approved and the USACE permit is in the final stages of approval. We advertised for a construction partner and received no bids.  We have changed the design somewhat in response to feedback we received from plan holders. It has again been advertised for bid and submissions are due on July 25.

Ridge Lake Park Phase II. We have added some obstacles in the dog park area. Work on a “soft” trail in the grass area behind the dog park has been laid out and our staff has begun construction. A meeting was recently held with two disc golf course designers to see how this amenity fits into the overall park footprint. Construction should begin this summer.

Downtown (West Broad St) 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, street furniture and pedestrian crossing.

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