Project Updates, Public Works |

Ridge Lake Park. Construction is substantially complete for the city’s newest park off of Highway 20. The first phase of development consists of a parking area, rest room building with covered pavilion, a dog park, pond improvements and trails; it is a great place to relax, unwind, and let the dogs run around off leash (inside the fence). Groundbreaking was held on November 29th, 2022. Many of the amenities in the park were suggested by the public during open houses that we held in 2017 and 2018. This project is mostly complete and a ribbon cutting will be held on November 2, 2023. We have some area lighting at the ends of the parking lot and some cosmetic touch ups left to be completed.

Bowl Pond Improvements.  Intended to make this amenity more stable and usable, these improvements include replacing the failed outlet that regulates pond water level and prevents flooding. Also, a new area for events, congregating or just relaxing will be installed. It will also have a new parking area that will serve as a load in area for concerts and performances. Construction is complete with the exception of a couple of punch list items. The pond is drained to repair a leak in the equipment that allows us to control the water level. While the water is down, some of the grasses will be removed from the pond. Other cosmetic items will be repaired to complete this project.

Alton Tucker Blvd Extension.  Construction plans were finalized in early 2023 and we have awarded the project to Ohmshiv Construction, LLC. This project will improve the intersection of Level Creek Rd and West Broad Street, as well as extend Alton Tucker to Highway 20 at the east end of the E Center property. Ohmshiv has mobilized and installed their erosion control systems. Work has begun on the road coming from highway 20 to the E Center drive. Once that section is ready for pavement, the project will then proceed with improvements to the Level Creek Rd. intersection. Look for this project to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

Street Paving and Repair.  The contract has been awarded to Georgia Paving for the 2022 & 2023 LMIG street project. We received bids from 8 companies to repave and repair 23 streets, a parking lot and a cemetery driveway.

The streets to be addressed are:

 

Road Name From To
Brookdale Dr Hillcrest cul de sac
Primrose Park Rd Blossom Brook Ct city limits
Primrose Park Ct Primrose Park Rd cul de sac
Summer Creek Ct Primrose Park Rd cul de sac
Blossom Brook Dr Primrose Park Rd Avalon Creek Rd
Avalon Creek Rd Phase Line cul de sac
Roberts Run Cove Roberts Rd cul de sac
Spring Hill Dr Level Creek Rd Whitehead Rd
Pinecrest Dr PIB end
Church St Level Creek Rd W Broad St
W Broad St Alton Tucker Blvd Nelson Brogdon Blvd
Arbor View Way Underhill Ct cul de sac
Pine Branch Cir Arbor View Way cul de sac
Pine Branch Ct Arbor View Way cul de sac
Under Hill Ln Arbor View Way cul de sac
Oak Grove Dr Level Creek Rd end
Avonley Creek Dr Old Cumming Hwy Avonley Creek Trace
Kyle Trace Ct. Avonley Creek Dr. cul de sac
Glencora Close Avonley Creek Dr. cul de sac
Avonley Creek Trc Avonley Creek Dr. cul de sac
Starwind Way Avonley Creek Dr. cul de sac
Paliser Trc Avonley Creek Trace cul de sac
Cemetery Driveways Various
Wintersweet Way Hwy 20 Silverberry Ln

This project is now complete.

Highway 20 Pedestrian Bridge. Design work is well underway. The general layout, size and construction materials have been determined. Next on the schedule will be the review and permitting process with GDOT.  Once those authorizations are released, we can advertise for a construction contract and enter the bid phase, anticipated in 2nd quarter of 2024. 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 have submitted that to GDOT, and once approved, we will be able to advertise for a design partner. 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 partner. We anticipate a mid-2024 completion date.

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