Sugar Hill Greenway
Work on stabilizing the slopes on either side of the trail continues. The County has completed their work on one short section of a new sewer line that conflicts with a section of trail boardwalk. Work has now begun on this last boardwalk section. 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. Tri Scapes, our contractor, has completed the pavement portion of the park, the restroom building, the dumpster enclosure and parking lot striping. The pedestrian crossing signal is working on Level Creek Road. Timber bollards will be installed along the drive and an observation deck will be installed near the entrance to the mine.
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 is in the final stages of review on 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. We will advertise for a construction partner when the design is finished.
Bowl Pond Improvements. Intended to make this amenity more stable and usable, these improvements include replacing the failed outlet structure 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 has begun and you will notice fencing and screening going up around the pond area. Earthwork will follow shortly thereafter. When work on the pond commences, our construction manager, Barnsley Construction Group, will ensure that impacts to the flora and fauna are minimized to the extent possible.
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.
The cemetery expansion project is moving forward and ARCO, the city’s contractor is currently installing the Stormwater piping up into the Sugar Hill Distillery parking area. As the month closes out, they should be backfilling the stormwater structures and installation GAB to allow for traffic. The Curb and gutter work, tearing out the existing asphalt and establishing the new grades should begin in the first week of December, weather permitting. We are working around any major impact to the Distillery’s operations and have kept them posted.
By the middle of December, the stormwater system installation should be completed and the final driveway/road construction to follow. This project is scheduled for substantial completion in mid-December.