Senoia streetscape project ready to begin

Thu, 05/21/2009 - 3:41pm
By: Ben Nelms

Senoia’s downtown streetscape revitalization project is set to begin next week. Once completed later this summer, the $312,500 state Transportation Enhancement sidewalk project will bring a new look to the immediate downtown business area.

The project is located along Main Street, beginning at Travis Street and ending at Johnson Street, according to city administrator Richard Ferry. The project will reconstruct some downtown sidewalk surfaces to include brick pavers and granite curbing, add handicap ramps, signage, lighting, benches, trash receptacles and landscaping, Ferry said.

Other aspects of the project as described in the concept document included landscaped islands with irrigation systems and improved pedestrian crossings at the intersections. The existing travel lanes and center median will not be changed. Existing angle parking will not be changed except where some space may be deleted due to the proposed landscape islands.

Funded primarily thought Georgia Dept. of Transportation with additional funding by the city, the project is configured on an 80 percent/20 percent cost-reimbursement contract.

“While we do not expect any significant inconvenience to citizens, visitors, merchants and businesses, we wish to make the public aware there will be construction activities underway downtown,” Ferry said.

Depending on weather conditions, the streetscape project is expected to begin May 26 and be complete by late summer.

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