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Suwanee Creek Greenway Rehab Work Near

One mile section will be closed; City Council may vote Tuesday.

Suwanee Creek Greenway Rehab Work Near

A one-mile section of the Suwanee Creek Greeway, popular with walkers, runners and cyclists, will be closed soon for rehabilitation work.

The project will cost an estimated $1.1 million (bids were due Monday, Sept. 26), and the Suwanee City Council may vote on the project at Tuesday's meeting at . The closure will last for seven months, according to Crossroads, the city's official newsletter.

The affected area will run from Martin Farm Road to . The timing was chosed because usage drops off in the fall and winter months.

Concrete rather than asphalt is being used, Capital Projects Manager Russell Small said, because it’s more durable. This section of the Greenway is in the floodplain, according to the city newsletter. Where possible, the trail will be moved to higher ground (6-18 inches higher) so that floodwaters will recede from the trail surface first.

Funding for the project will be provided through SPLOST and open-space bond monies, the newsletter said.

Some good news for trail users: the Gwinnett County section from the Greenway to George Pierce Park will reopen this fall, according to the city newsletter.

For a map of the Suwanee Creeek Greenway, click here.

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