Firefly Trail - Hancock Road to Downtown Winterville Segment

Firefly Trail - Hancock Rd to Downtown Winterville Segment

This project is the final piece of the Firefly Trail within Athens-Clarke County limits. This connection starts at Hancock Road and traverses mostly along the original railroad bed. It follows along Spring Valley Road until turning towards Winterville at the intersection of Athens Road and N Main Street. 

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: Approved
Location: Between Hancock Road and the Downtown Winterville Segment
Funding Source: TSPLOST 2018

Be sure to explore the  Interactive Map and learn all about this exciting project!

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An online public meeting took place on August 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Two informational drop-in sessions are scheduled:
Pittard Park (main picnic shelter), 115 Parkview Road, Winterville

Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Attendees are reminded to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings. Time limits may be imposed if large numbers attend.