Sugar Hill Greenway.
TriScapes Construction (TSI) is currently focusing attention on the 2nd and 3rd sements of their contract that take the proposed trail from Peachtree Industrial westward to Whitehead Road. These segments follow the old Georgia DOT right-of-way for the old outer perimeter project and are in some of the most scenic places in the city. Bridge and boardwalk construction has begun in these areas as well, which will be some of the longer divisions of work to be completed. A pedestrian crossing signal will be installed on Level Creek Road near the back entrance to Gwinnett Church where the trail will cross (just south/west of Markim Forest).
While the segment on Level Creek Road and through EE Robinson Park (North) have been paved, some sections are still blocked off and within the contractor’s work zone. The public is encouraged to stay off the trails in these areas until the barriers are removed and it is safe to use. The trailhead at Bethany UMC on Whitehead has been constructed and is awaiting progress on the trail segments closer to the area prior to final completion.
The TSI contract will encompass about 4 and a half miles of trail construction, beginning at the intersection of Level Creek Road and Church Street and extending both along roadways and through natural areas to Whitehead Road, temporarily ending at a trailhead parking lot at the Bethany UMC Church located at 144 Whitehead Road near the new bridge.
Gold Mine Park. Construction is expected to begin in early August and be completed in December. TriScapes (TSI) was the low bidder and was awarded this contract. The park serves as a trailhead on the city’s greenway and offers a chance for guests to learn more about the city’s gold mining history. The park will have some 50 parking spaces, a restroom, bicycle racks, and information about the cultural and historical significance.
22 Acre Park – Highway 20. Architectural design work is has been completed for the restroom and pavilion building to establish a style consistent with historic uses on the property. The following images capture the styles being considered.
After a lengthy evaluation of the pond and dam, these items will need to be completely reconstructed as a part of the project, but will most likely be broken out into two separate contracts. The project will still involve the construction of a small parking area, walking trails, pavilion, restrooms, and maintenance equipment storage.
LMIG – Roadway Repairs & Resurfacing. This contract has been let and notice to proceed issued for this year’s edition of the road repairs program. Allied Paving is the city’s contractor for this set of streets and will begin work the week of April 19. The following roads are completed:
Princeton Oaks Drive
Hunters Oak Trail
Riverside Walk Drive
River Ridge Lane
Mountain Ridge Way
Spring Willow Drive
Eagles Rest Trail
Summer Breeze Lane
Long Needle Court
Laurel Green Lane
Deer Crossing Drive
These streets will be repaved later this fall once the county water department completes their water main project in the Frontier Forest neighborhood:
Forest Green Way
White Oak Drive