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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More time to comment on the rail-trail plans

Please submit comments by Nov 28.

Rail-Trail info packet and comment form (.pdf)
More info about the project

Many thanks to Dorothy for the following info:
Review Still Possible, Comments Still Welcome If you missed Tuesday night's public forum for the Rail-Trail Project yesterday afternoon, there is still an opportunity to review plans and displays downtown at City Hall (301 College Avenue). They will be available in Room 101 for the upcoming 10 days (which, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, may actually mean only through Wednesday Nov 26).Comments may still be made via the web by going to and clicking on Public Outreach found on the Information Center dropdown menu. All comments will become a part of the project record. A few of the issues meriting discussion or comment involve the bridge crossings over the North Oconee River and Trail Creek (into and out of Dudley Park). In particular, the project managers would appreciate some public input on the possible fate of the historic Georgia Railroad wooden trestle (sometimes called the "Murmur" trestle, having appeared on an R.E.M. album cover). Among the options that are under consideration for the trestle are a rebuild and adaptive re-use, or a teardown and replacement with a new prefabricated bridge. There may also be some "hybrid" options that have not yet been defined.

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