F’ville authorizes sidewalk project

The Fayetteville City Council last week voted to authorize a resolution for a sidewalk installation project through Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and U.S. Dept. of Transportation. The $630,000 project includes a 20 percent match by the city.

The project specifies three sidewalk areas that include White Road from Ga. Highway 314 to Heaton Lakes, Ga. Highway 92 (Forrest Avenue) from Ga. Highway 85 to Timberlane Drive and Hood Avenue from Hwy. 85 to Gingercake Landings, according to City Engineer Don Easterbrook.

Easterbrook said the sidewalks will be 8 feet wide except on White Road between Innisbrook Way and Heaton Lakes where they will be 5 feet wide because of existing conditions, Easterbrook said in a Jan. 7 letter.

The city’s 20 percent match in the federal Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) program will be $126,000 with the federal government contributing $504,000.

Easterbrook said the city expects to receive a notice to proceed to bid approximately one month after the GDOT receives the city’s authorization.