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County spends $100K to fix Greenway damage

Recent storm closed portion of pathway

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — After a recent storm brought a tree down onto a portion of the Big Creek Greenway boardwalk, the county has decided to pay $107,000 for repairs.

The mid-March storm closed down the pathway between mile 6.1 and 6.2 located just south of the Bethelview Road Trailhead. The trailhead remains open to the public, and patrons can travel north toward Kelly Mill Road.

On March 29, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved $107,353 for emergency repairs from risk management funding.

The updates should take 10 days, according to Procurement Director Donna Kukarola.

“There is a little over 114 feet that need to be repaired and the tree needs to be removed,” Kukarola said. “There is a contingency in place because it is damaged, so if they take the boards down, they don’t know what they might find. We are hopeful they will be able to reuse some of the posts.”

Park rangers have been at the location to stop people from walking over the damaged boardwalk.

“Park rangers have been out giving tickets,” Kukarola said. “We’re having difficulties now. People with their families and children are climbing over the tree. We’ve put up fences and signs, but they’re walking around them.”

For up-to-date information, contact Parks and Recreation directly at 770-781-2215 or visit forsythco.com/parks.


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