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Periodic Big Creek Greenway Closures During Bethelview Road Bridge Removal and Replacement

Periodic Big Creek Greenway Closures During Bethelview Road Bridge Removal and Replacement
Temporary closures are expected to last no more than three consecutive days at a time One section – between mile 8.3 and 8.5 – of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail in Forsyth County will be periodically closed beginning Monday, April 17. The closure is related to the road widening project along Bethelview Road and the required bridge removal and replacement construction over Big Creek. While the Georgia Department of Transportation’s contractor, CMES, Inc., completes this work, a section of the Big Creek Greenway – which passes beneath the Bethelview Road Bridge – will be temporarily closed for the safety ...

Forsyth County Big Creek Greenway Reopened

Forsyth County Big Creek Greenway Reopened
Storm damage to the trail between mile 6.1 and 6.2 has been repaired Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway is now fully operational. The boardwalk, between mile 6.1 and 6.2, sustained heavy damage during a storm on March 21 and had to be closed for repairs. “The damaged section of the Greenway is very popular. We are appreciative for the understanding and patience of citizens who had to modify their route while repairs were being made,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. At their March 29 Work Session, the Board of Commissioners authorized Steele & Associates to move forward with ...

Big Creek Greenway Reopened After Flooding

Big Creek Greenway Reopened After Flooding
UPDATE (4/7/17): The Big Creek Greenway has been reopened, as floodwaters have receded. The boardwalk trail between mile 6.1 and 6.2, which sustained heavy damage during a storm on March 21, remains closed while it undergoes repairs.  The Big Creek Greenway trail is closed from the McFarland Parkway Trailhead to the Bethelview Road Trailhead due to flooding from yesterday's storms.   Users can still access the newest portion of the trail by parking at the Bethleview Trailhead and traveling north towards Kelly Mill Road. For up-to-date information, visit www.forsythco.com/parks or call the Parks & Recreation automated weather line at (770) 886-2851 ...

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage
Update (3/24/17): The Fowler Park Trailhead entrance has been reopened.  Closures between mile 6.1 and 6.2, and Fowler Park Trailhead entrance Due to a recent storm, two small portions of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway are temporarily closed. The Fowler Park Trailhead entrance to the Greenway is temporarily closed due to storm damage. This closure does not impact the Big Creek Greenway itself, and this entrance is expected to reopen by Saturday, March 25. The more heavily damaged section is the boardwalk between mile 6.1 and 6.2, located south of the Bethelview Road Trailhead and just north of Atlanta Highway. The ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Provides Updates on Trail Projects

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Provides Updates on Trail Projects
Trails are a very popular recreational amenity in Forsyth County and the county is continually working to maintain and expand the various trail offerings. The following provides an update on several current trail projects in the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation system.   Sharon Springs Park The trail near the entrance of Sharon Springs Park at 1950 Sharon Road is being rerouted to accommodate for a road widening project on Sharon Road. The rerouting has resulted in a temporary closure of a section of the trail. The project will also include installing new landscaping to add a buffer between the road and ...

Newest Phase of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway Now Open

Newest Phase of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway Now Open
New phase extends trail by 2.8 miles   The newest phase of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway is now open for use. The new stretch of the popular multi-use trail, referred to as Phase 4, extends the Greenway by approximately 2.8 miles. This results in a total trail length of approximately 9.6 miles.   The new phase begins at the Bethelview Road trailhead and generally runs northward along Big Creek, then runs parallel to Kelly Mill Road and ends at Johnson Road. The project was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008.   “The Big Creek Greenway in ...

Forsyth County Big Creek Greenway Updates

Forsyth County Big Creek Greenway Updates
Attention Big Creek Greenway enthusiasts – here are a few updates on the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County. Work is continuing on Phase 4, which will extend the multi-use trail approximately 2.8 miles. This new phase will begin at the Bethelview Road trailhead and continue along Big Creek, then run parallel to Kelly Mill Road and end at Johnson Road. While this project has experienced some weather and redesign delays, we are looking forward to opening this new section soon. For safety, please don’t use this section of the trail until it’s officially opened. If you plan to park at the Bethelview Road trailhead Tuesday, July 5, please ...

Temporary Closures Coming to Two Sections of the Big Creek Greenway

Temporary Closures Coming to Two Sections of the Big Creek Greenway
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, ...

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