The last section of boardwalk has been installed and the concrete approach has been poured. The boardwalk railings are being installed now. When complete, the entire 4.7 miles of phase 1 will be ready to enjoy.
Gold Mine Park. Thanks to our fabulous Public Works Department for installing an observation deck near the entrance to the mine. There are just a few more punch list items to complete before this project is complete.
Ridge Lake Park. The construction has begun for the new park that will be on the 22 acres the city owns off Highway 20. Consisting of a parking area, rest room building with covered seating area, a dog park, pond improvements and trails; it will be the newest place to relax and unwind. Groundbreaking was held on November 29th. Many of the amenities in the park were suggested by the public during open houses that we held in 2017 and 2018.
Gary Pirkle Park Restroom Building. Design stage is complete; bids have been received and are being evaluated for a restroom building to serve the new fields on the South side of the park. They will incorporate 7 unisex stalls and a water bottle filling station.
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, a new pavilion area for events, congregating or just relaxing. It will also have a new parking area that will serve as a load in area for concerts and performances.
Construction began in November 2022. Lining of the pipe connecting to the stormwater system is complete. Earth work will follow shortly thereafter. Work on the sanitary sewer line has begun.
Alton Tucker Blvd Extension. The survey work is complete and design work is well underway for an extension of Alton Tucker Blvd. This project will 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. When design work is complete, we will then advertise for a construction partner.
Sycamore Sidewalks. This project is now complete, connecting the final section of sidewalk along the east side of the road.
Street Paving and Repair. Bids have been received and are being evaluated 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:
Cemetery Improvements. Gravel drives are in, final grading of slopes and grassing to commence in February. Curb & Gutter & concrete collar to start the second week of the month, pending weather. Railing and fencing to follow toward the end of the month. Estimating another month of construction, pending weather.