Suwanee Creek Greenway project nearing completion

SUWANEE -- The second phase of the Suwanee Creek Greenway is nearing completion.

Mike Maddox, capital projects manager for the city, said the remaining portion of the project, about 20 percent left, is waiting on approval from the Environmental Protection Division. Because the area under a bridge is within the state buffer zone near the water that the EPD has jurisdiction of, Maddox said the project needs to have approval of the EPD.

It connects phase 1 and phase 2 of the project.

Specifically, Maddox and city officals are trying to get a type of concrete the way the EPD wants.

"They don't stand in the way, it's just a higher level to go," Maddox said. "We've got to work with getting it the way they want it."

The project is expanding a portion of the sidewalk from five feet to eight feet.

In April, the first phase of the project was completed, between Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Martin Farm Road. The second section of the project, between Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Suwanee Elementary, could be finished in short order, Maddox said. When it's reopened to residents, the concrete is expected to not look as deteriorated as the asphalt, and the boardwalks would look more like what residents are used to south of Martin Farm Road, Maddox said.