The Leisure Services Department will to old “Listening Sessions” regarding the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek.
On November 7, 2017, Athens-Clarke County citizens approved the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) 2018 Program Referendum, which included the Firefly Trail Project (Project #06). This project includes a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Trail Creek, now referred to as the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek.
The trail connection and creek crossing will be designed for an area within Dudley Park, where a remnant of an old wooden railroad trestle remains along the abandoned railroad corridor. The structure is commonly referred to as the Trail Creek Trestle or the Murmur Trestle.
The Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek project will include a structural evaluation of the railroad trestle to investigate its viability as part of the trail system. Based on the findings of the structural assessment, the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek design team will produce several alternative options for a future Firefly Trail connection and crossing of Trail Creek. These options will be developed within a community engagement process that will include listening sessions, public meetings, online surveys, and a public open house.
The first opportunity to provide input regarding the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek is to join the design team and share your thoughts at an upcoming listening session. Three listening sessions will be held:
• Tuesday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Lyndon House Arts Center
• Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the ACC Planning Department
• Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the ACC Planning Department
For more information, please call 706-613-3801.