Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

The County has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and information on any closures, postponements or cancellations will be posted here:


Due to the Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency, the April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will held via streaming audio and video. Persons wishing to address the Board during the public hearing may do so via a call in number. Click here for more information.

Big Creek Greenway Phases 4 & 5

The following is a description of the proposed project: 
The proposed Greenway trail will begin at the end of Phase 3 of the Big Creek Greenway and will travel approximately seven miles to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center located on Spot Road. The proposed trail will serve as a multi-use trail and will consist of a twelve-foot wide paved path, including portions of boardwalk as well as pedestrian bridges, as necessary. The project also proposes three trailhead locations which will provide for parking and restroom facilities. In addition to the trail and trailhead construction, landscaping and other hardscape appurtenances will be provided.

Construction of Phase 4 is complete and is open to the public.  This twelve foot wide multi-use trail begins at Bethelview Big Creek Trailhead and continues along Big Creek for approximately 2.1 miles, running parallel to Kelly Mill Road for approximately .75 miles and ending at Johnson Road.

Right of Way acquisition is currently underway for Phase 5 of this project from Johnson Road to SR 20.

Please see the following links for Phases 4 and Phase 5.

Big Creek Greenway, Phase 4_Construction Plans

Big Creek Greenway, Phase 5 Realignment from Johnson Road to SR 20_Right of Way Plans

Big Creek Greenway, Phase 5 from SR 20 to Sawnee Center_Right of Way Plans

Big Creek Greenway, Phase 5A Extension from Johnson Road to SR 20_Plan & Profile Plans

Big Creek Greenway, Phase 5 Fact Sheet

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 120
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2165
 Fax: 770-781-2104
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The Department of Engineering represents a functional grouping of divisions meeting a common goal - to provide for the county's infrastructure needs through proper placement and maintenance of roadways, drainage structures, pedestrian walks, and traffic control devices. Our mission is to put citizens first as we promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Forsyth County.