The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Bridge Replacement Project consists of replacing the existing bridge along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway between Ruth Drive and Strickland Avenue with a precast bottomless culvert. The existing bridge culvert, spanning a tributary to the North Oconee River, is approximately 20 feet long. The existing structure has two 11-foot travel lanes and one five-foot sidewalk on the west side.
Roadway construction will include storm drain pipe and inlets, sanitary sewer relocation, sidewalks, retaining walls, curb & gutter, mill and inlay asphalt, and construction of a 14-foot wide paved multi-use path on the river side (west side) of the project, which could be connected to a future expansion of the Oconee River Greenway Network.
On January 3, 2017, a construction contract was awarded to E. R. Snell Contractors of Snellville, GA and construction began on February 28, 2017. The project is scheduled for completion in late August 2017.
The Parkway will be closed to through traffic between May 9 - July 28.
For more information, please contact Engineering Division at (706) 613-3440