Douglasville City Council Makes Moves to Make Sidewalks a Reality

Douglasville City Council members approved several items Monday that will allow the city to move forward on the construction of three major sidewalk projects.

Council members accepted bids and authorized the mayor to sign construction contracts for the following sidewalk projects: Arbor Parkway and Stewart Parkway; Club Drive and Bowden Street; and Malone Road.  Members also authorized the mayor to sign a Local Let Construction Agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for each project.

Councilman Larry Yockey asked during Thursday’s work session if the city planned to communicate with residents that live on those street to let them know the sidewalks are coming.

“I’m sure that there will a lot of interest to know they’re coming,” City Manager Bill Osborne said.

Osborne said there will be talks with the mayor and council on how to notify residents and any possible groundbreakings.

“All of us have been waiting a long time for this,” he said.

Following Monday night’s vote, Yockey said that the city has been waiting for the sidewalks since about 2004.

“I think this is a great thing for the community,” he said.

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