Public Projects Construction Update – October 2022

Sugar Hill Greenway

Work on grading the shoulders and stabilizing the slopes on either side of the trail continues. The County is working on one short section of a new sewer line that conflicts with a section of trail boardwalk. When the County completes their work, the last section of trail for phase 1 will be open. 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 lot striping. The pedestrian crossing lights are working and with the exception of a few clean up and punch list items, the park is just about complete.

Greenway Signage. This project just about complete. Consisting of pylon signs, mileage markers, and wayfinding maps, these signs will let you know that the Greenway is a special space.

E Center Event Space. The space is substantially complete with just a few punch list items to finish up. The space was used as a relaxation area for the acts that played in the Bowl and for several meetings. The permanent furniture has arrived and it is now ready for renters.

Ridge Lake Park. The construction contract and price for the new park that will be on the 22 acres the city owns off Highway 20 was approved at the September meeting. 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. Many of the amenities in the park were suggested by the public during open houses that we held in 2017 and 2018. Site work will begin in late November.

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 that regulates pond water level and prevents flooding, a new pavilion area for events, congregating or just relaxing and a new parking area that will also serve as a load in area for concerts and performances.

We have a guaranteed maximum price and the contractor, Barnsley Construction Group, who anticipates starting construction in November.

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.

Gwinnett County Speed Hump Program. At the request of the residents along the road segment, the County installed ten (10) speed humps on Whitehead Road in October as a part of the County’s Speed Hump Program, in which the city participates. Consisting of 10 raised tables, it extends from the roundabout at West Broad St to Arbor View Lane. It was initiated by residents on that street and obtained the signatures necessary for the petition to be approved by the County.

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