The start of the long-awaited streetscape project for downtown Winder is within sight. Planning director Barry Edgar told the Winder City Council’s Planning and Development Committee on June 7 that he had met twice in recent days with Georgia Department of Transportation staff to finalize plans for both the replacement of a major portion of North Broad Street and for the streetscape improvements.
Bids for a single construction contract for both projects should go out in October and be opened in November, according to Teri Pope, GDOT spokesperson.
While the contract could be awarded about a month later, construction likely would not begin until the spring when the weather warms up, she said.
Edgar said the entire project could take about nine months to complete. GDOT first will replace with thick concrete panels the existing pavement on several blocks of North Broad. While that work is under way, traffic on the busy main road through downtown likely will be routed to temporary travel lanes over existing parking spaces.
For the full story, read the June 13 edition of the Barrow Journal.
hope it isnt big money payout like what happened in braselton at 124 and 53, but they sure have sidewalks now, they could have just bought out braselton bros and took out the parking lot and made 124 straight for probably lot less cash then they spend doing some goofy triangle thing
Most important is for the City of Winder to close off Beulah St. The city construction department and all the garbage trucks use Beulah St to access the back entrance to the construction department. They have their own entrance on May Street. Use it! All the city trucks are causing to much noise, tearing up Beulah St. and putting lives in danger pulling out into Athens Street.