Project 31: Access Improvements

Project Description

The purpose of this Project is to provide funding for the purchase and installation of equipment for improvements to Athens-Clarke County facilities and traffic control systems to better assist people with disabilities.

Project Details

  • Project Sponsor: Leisure Services
  • Type: Facilities
  • Project Manager: Derek Doster

Status: August 31, 2012

  • The project has included various improvements at multiple locations in Athens-Clarke County as follows:
    • Audible pedestrian signal buttons were installed at the intersection of Gaines School Road and College Station Road and along the Gaines School Road corridor to help aide the visually impaired.
    • Wheelchair-accessible picnic tables and grills have been installed at two picnic shelters in Memorial Park and two picnic shelters in Sandy Creek Park.
    • Pool lifts were purchased and are available for use at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park, and Rocksprings Park pools.
    • A portable personal listening device system was purchased to help aide the listening impaired during Athens-Clarke County Unified Government events.


Fiscal Period
FY 2008 (Tier 3)$44,620
FY 2009 (Tier 4)$43,650
FY 2010 (Tier 5)$43,650
Total for this project:

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