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Two sections of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail in Forsyth County will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, May 31. One closure is related to the widening project on GA 400 and the other is to allow for renovation and repairs to be made to a section of the trail.

 

Big Creek Greenway Mile Marker 1.3 – 1.4 Beneath GA 400

Work is underway to add an additional lane in each direction on GA 400 from McFarland Parkway to Highway 369. As part of this work, the bridges on GA 400 will be widened. While the Georgia Department of Transportation’s contractor, C.W. Matthews, completes this work, a section of the Big Creek Greenway which passes beneath one of those bridges will be temporarily closed for the safety of those using the trail. The closure is scheduled to begin May 31 and is expected to last 90 days, with a target reopening date of August 31. Signs announcing the closure will be posted in this area.

 

The segment that will close is between the McFarland Parkway and the Union Hill Road trailheads, from mile maker 1.3 to mile marker 1.4.

 

Union Hill Road Trailhead North

Additionally, a renovation project is scheduled to begin May 31 on a portion of Phase 1 of the Big Creek Greenway. The project will begin at the Union Hill Road trailhead and extend north approximately ½ mile to mile maker 0.4, and this section will be closed while the work is being completed. The renovation project includes repairing and replacing approximately 200 feet of boardwalk and foundation. The work is slated to be completed by August 31, barring any weather delays. Signs announcing the closure will be posted in this area.  

 

The project is being completed by Atlantic Building Specialties Inc. and funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008.

 

All four of the Big Creek Greenway trailheads will remain open throughout these closures. Click here to view a map of the temporary closures.

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