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Sections of Suwanee Creek Greenway to be renovated

SUWANEE -- Parts of the Suwanee Creek Greenway will be closed over a seven-month period for renovations.

The oldest section of the greenway, an approximately one-mile stretch from Martin Farm Road to Suwanee Elementary School, will be closed in two phases so the city can "rehabilitate and upgrade" the multiuse trail. During the project, existing asphalt and boardwalk will be demolished and replaced at widths that match the newer sections of the greenway. Changes will also be made to minimize the impact of flooding along the section.

The first phase, from the Town Center connector at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road to Martin Farm Road, was closed earlier this week and work will require three to four months, officials said.

The second phase, from the Town Center connector at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road to Suwanee Elementary, will begin upon completion of the first. It is also expected to require three to four months.

"With the possible exception of a few days between phases, the city plans to keep access to the greenway open from the Town Center connector in one direction or another," Suwanee spokeswoman Lynne DeWilde said.

The total project budget is estimated at $1.2 million and will come from SPLOST and "remaining city of Suwanee open space bond funds," DeWilde said.