Input sought on Willeo Road construction

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ROSWELL, Ga. – The city of Roswell and the National Park Service want to improve the trails along the Chattahoochee River. They have prepared an environmental assessment to evaluate several alternatives for improving the trail connectivity and expanding recreational opportunities within the Chattahoochee River corridor along Willeo Road in Roswell. They are seeking public feedback on the proposals.

The environmental assessment hopes to provide safer alternatives for pedestrians and bicyclists by creating a trail that connects Willeo Road and Riverside Road.

There are three proposals right now. The first proposes the construction of a trail right next to the road where there is already existing pavement; this way, the already settled plants and animals will not be impacted.

The second proposes a trail right next to a water body; however, this might lead to further contamination of the water.

The third proposes no action whatsoever; however, even though there will be no environmental hazards, it will still be unsafe for the pedestrians and bicyclists who will have to share the road with automobiles.

Residents may view the document and plans online at parkplanning.nps.gov/willeoroadea. Comments on the document can be submitted by mail (Superintendent, CRNRA, 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30350), email (chat_superintendent@nps.gov) or through the PEPC website listed above (preferred). The public comment period is open from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31.