Portion Of Big Creek Greenway Closed For Renovation Project

CUMMING, GA — The section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) is closed immediately due to recent damages and flooding as a result of Tropical Depression Sally, including downed trees and damaged portions of the boardwalk. In addition, renovations to this section will begin soon. The renovation project is anticipated to be completed in 2021.

This project will include the replacement of existing wooden boardwalk sections and raising the profile in some areas of the trail. Walkers, runners and bikers will continue to have access to approximately nine miles of the Greenway trail during the closure. Also, the four trailheads located at Halcyon (6265 Cortland Walk), Union Hill Road (5259 Union Hill Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Bethelview Road (5120 Bethelview Road) will remain open.

“The section that is being renovated is part of Phase I which opened in 2009 and has been well-used and loved by the community,” Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor said. “This renovation will improve the safety and function of the Greenway, and we look forward to re-opening it next year.”

The renovation design was provided by Heath & Lineback Engineering and the construction is being completed by Excellere Construction, LLC. The project is being funded by SPLOST VIII.

For more information about this project or the Big Creek Greenway, visit parks.forsythco.com

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