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 will produce several alternative options for a future Firefly Trail connection and crossing of Trail Creek. These options are being developed within a community engagement process that will includes listening sessions, public meetings, online surveys, and a public open house.
|5/2/19||5:30 pm||Bobby Snipes Water Resources Center
(780 Barber Street)
|5/4/19||10:00 am||ACC Planning Department Auditorium
(120 West Dougherty Street)
Please join the design team and share your thoughts on the proposed design concepts. Public input meetings will be held on Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4.
Firefly Bridge May public input sessions are as follows:
Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bobby Snipes Water Resources Center located at 780 Barber St.
Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the ACC Planning Department Auditorium at 120 W. Dougherty St.
The design team will provide several options for a future connection. These options will be developed through a robust community engagement process that includes listening sessions, public meetings, online surveys, and a public open house. The first opportunity to provide input into the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek project is by joining the design team at an upcoming listening session—input from this meeting will direct the design team’s initial concepts, which will be presented at public meetings in early May and will be displayed here.
- What is the Firefly Trail?
- What is a rail-trail?
- Which communities will the Firefly Trail connect?
- What benefits do trails provide?
- What is the status of trail development?
- What is the history of the Athens Branch?
- Is the corridor intact?
- What about crossing Trail Creek?
- How much will it cost to build the Firefly Trail?
- Where will the money come from to build it?