Ridge Lake Park. Construction is underway for the new 22 acre city park that will be on 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, 2022. Many of the amenities in the park were suggested by the public during open houses that we held in 2017 and 2018.
Grading work is almost finished. The building is dried in and work is beginning on interior equipment and finishes. Also, the dam repair for the lower and upper pond are well under way and should be complete soon. The septic system has been installed and next will be the dog park fence. Work has begun on the decel lane on Hwy 20. The parking area and driveway should be completed soon as well. Look for an August 2023.
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 pavilion 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 well under way. The walls and columns that define the terraces are nearing completion. The parking area has been poured and work on the pervious pavers has begun. Sidewalks and pavers should be installed in the next couple of weeks. This project should be completed by the middle of August.
Alton Tucker Blvd Extension. The design work is complete 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 extending Alton Tucker to Highway 20 at the east end of the E Center property. This project should be completed by the end of 2024.
Street Paving and Repair. The contract has been awarded to Georgia Paving and while they have been able to knock out much of the scope of work, they took much of June off to allow a few other projects to get further along and coordinated with the paving.
Highlighted streets have been repaired and repaved:
|Brookdale Dr||Abor View Way||Avonley Creek Dr|
|Primrose Park Rd||Pine Branch Cir||Kyle Trace Ct.|
|Primrose Park Ct||Pine Branch Ct||Glencora Close|
|Summer Creek Ct||Under Hill Ln||Avonley Creek Trc|
|Blossom Brook Dr||Oak Grove Dr||Starwind|
|Avalon Creek Rd||Paliser Trc|
|Roberts Run Cove|
|Spring Hill Dr|
|W Broad St|
|Alton Tucker Blvd.|
|City Hall Parking Lot|
Anticipated completion for this project is October 31.
Highway 20 Pedestrian Bridge.
Design work is well underway. The general layout, size and construction materials have been decided. Next will be the aesthetics and the permitting with GDOT. Once those parameters are set, 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 (FHWA), so the process is a little different. The first step is to prepare a Request for Proposals from pre-qualified design firms. We are working on that now, and once approved by GDOT, we will be able to advertise for a design partner. It will connect PIB/20 to Alton Tucker and then on back to Highway 20. The timeline will be determined once we have the design finished.