Firefly Trail - Hancock Road to Downtown Winterville Segment

Firefly Trail - Hancock Rd to Downtown Winterville Segment

Public Input Schedule

Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 22nd 6 pm - 8 pm ACC Streets & Drainage - 605 Spring Valley Rd, Athens, GA 30605
Thursday, October 24th 6 pm - 8 pm ACC Streets & Drainage - 605 Spring Valley Rd, Athens, GA 30605

A comment form will be open beginning October 22nd

Project Information
This project is the final piece of the Firefly Trail within Athens-Clarke County. This connection starts at Hancock Road and traverses mostly along the original railroad bed. It follows along Spring Valley Road until turning towards Winterville. More information on on this segment will be presented at the public input sessions listed in the table above.

Firefly Information

The Firefly Trail is a planned 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia, connecting Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, and Greene Counties. The historic rail line, known as the Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad, branched off the still-active Augusta-to-Atlanta line in Union Point and passed through the towns of Woodville, Maxeys, Stephens, Crawford, Arnoldsville and Winterville on its way to Athens.

This project includes the establishment of an improved surface trail for non-motorized vehicles along the historic Georgia Railroad corridor within the city limits of Winterville between Moores Grove Road and the Athens-Clarke County Line. The trail will allow for pedestrian and bicyclist alike to safely participate in activities within Athens-Clarke County without being within close motor vehicle proximity. This project includes design, engineering, and right of way acquisition in preparation for immediate trail construction.

For more information visit the TSPLOST Project 6 page, or Firefly Trail page


Status: Public Input
Location: Between Hancock Road and the Downtown Winterville Segment
Funding Source: TSPLOST 2018

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