As of Friday, January 4, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN -- A state grant is helping county officials to build a key trail connection to Lilburn's Camp Creek Greenway.
The work was approved last month to add a bike and pedestrian link from the greenway to Lions Club Park, a former city park that the county is renovating.
The new 0.8-mile trail provides a path to the city's popular 2-mile greenway.
The 90-day construction, which will be performed by the Astra Group, includes a new 700-foot boardwalk, asphalt trail and a 60-foot-long concrete bridge underpass at Rockbridge Road along Camp Creek, a press release said.
"I am excited to see greenway projects link communities and parks," Commissioner Lynette Howard said. "Connections like this one contribute to good health and make Gwinnett County an even better place to live, work and play."
More than a third of the $260,000 construction cost will come from a $100,000 Recreation Trails Grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The remainder comes from sales tax funding.
In the future, leaders hope to extend the trail south through the greenway to reach Harmony Grove Park.