Athens-Clarke County is beginning the design process for a pedestrian bridge connection for the Firefly Trail. A remnant of a wooden railroad trestle currently exists in Dudley Park; this trestle is commonly referred to as The Trail Creek Trestle or the Murmur Trestle. The Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek project will evaluate the existing structure of the trestle to understand its viability as part of the Firefly Trail system.
The design team has produced several alternative options for a future Firefly Trail connection and crossing of Trail Creek. These options have been developed within a community engagement process that includes listening sessions, public meetings, online surveys, and a public open house.
There are currently no open surveys or input opportunities for this project. The Project Leadership Team is developing Preliminary Plans based on the previous public input and the worksession to Mayor and Commission in July. A Public Information Open House will be hosted in August 2019.