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Johns Creek City approves $714K in sidewalks, paving
Barnwell-Jones Bridge get sidewalks; Prestwick, Gates of JC get paving

by Hatcher Hurd

October 02, 2013

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek has gotten a jump on paving projects in the city with $714,000 spent for paving two subdivision's streets and expanding city sidewalks.

The City Council authorized Sept. 23 the contracts for installing 3,200 linear feet of sidewalk from Jones Bridge Road at Oak Bridge Trail to Barnwell Road at North Peak Drive.

The low qualified bidder for the project is Johns Landscapes Inc. with a bid of $337,659.

This project will include paving along property owned by the Southeast Land Preservation Trust which contains a number of specimen oak trees.

Public Works Director Tom Black has been working with Preservation Trust authorities to protect the big trees during the project.

"It was determined during the design process that traditional concrete sidewalk would damage the tree roots and jeopardize the health of the trees," said Black. "Staff coordinated with representatives of the Southeast Land Preservation and the Georgia Forestry Commission to come up with a design that would not disturb the root system of these trees." The final design calls for a wooden boardwalk along this property frontage on Jones Bridge Road.

Paving contracts for The Gates at Johns Creek and Prestwick Club subdivisions were

awarded to the lowest qualified bidder of that contract to CW Matthews Contracting Co. for $377,044.

The Gates of Johns Creek is a relatively newer subdivision that did not have a final asphalt layer applied by the developer. Although The Gates' streets are privately maintained, the city has cashed in the development bond and that will fund this portion of the project.

The Prestwick Club subdivision resurfacing will be funded from the recent mid-year budget adjustment approved by council. This subdivision was chosen as it has the lowest rated Pavement Condition Index in the entire City.