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Northern Extension Of Big Creek Greenway Opens For Public Use Friday

Released May 27, 2021 02:16 PM

The City of Alpharetta will open the northern extension of its Big Creek Greenway to use by the general public beginning Friday, May 28.  The new segment of the 14-mile trail has been under construction since February 2020.

Although the new greenway segment, which runs from the Marconi Drive trailhead to Union Hill Park and McGinnis Ferry Road, will be open for use, the public is advised that some minor construction activity will continue through July.

“Our contractor is working on the final electrical connections now, so the lights in the pedestrian tunnel under Windward Parkway and the lights for the pedestrian crossing at Union Hill Road may not be operating for the first couple of days,” said Alpharetta Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz.  “Between now and the end of July they will be working on punch list items, things that we have identified that are not quite completed or finished in the way that they should be, and other minor detail work.”

Greenway users are cautioned that construction vehicles may be traveling on the new section of the Big Creek Greenway until August 1 as that work is being performed.