ACCGov Leisure Services to Hold Public Input Sessions Regarding Firefly Trail Expansion
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host a public information open house on Thursday, August 20th regarding proposed plans for the extension of the Firefly Trail from Hancock Road to Moores Grove Road in Winterville. This anticipated connection will traverse mostly along the original Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad bed, following along Spring Valley Road and connecting to the Winterville section of the trail, which is currently under construction and anticipated to be complete by January 2023.
The online meeting will take place on August 20th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. To join the meeting, one may dial in from your phone at 1-415-655-0001 US Toll or join via the *Cisco Webex Meetings App. When prompted please enter the meeting number (access code): 160 105 7007 then if prompted the meeting password firefly.
The design team will provide information regarding plans for the Firefly Trail extension at the online informational open house. Staff will discuss the preliminary plans and project timeline.
Two informational drop-in sessions are scheduled for Saturday, August 22th from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. These drop-in informational sessions will take place at the Pittard Park main picnic shelter at 115 Parkview Road, Winterville. The design team will be available to meet with residents to answer questions and discuss the project. Attendees are reminded to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings. Time limits may be imposed if large numbers attend.
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 the land acquisition, design, and construction of additional length of the Firefly Trail from the end of the work completed under the SPLOST 2011 Program.
For more information, please visit the Department’s Park Planning website at www.accgov.com/LeisureServicesListens for the latest information regarding this project or call 706-613-3801.