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Greenway repairs continue
Section could reopen later this month
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Forsyth County News


Forsyth County aims to have the repairs to the closed section of the Big Creek Greenway completed by mid- to late May, weather permitting.

The 1.8-mile section from McFarland Parkway to Union Hill Road has been closed since March 15 as a result of damage to the boardwalk.

“The repair work entails replacing and enhancing the boardwalk in this section,” county spokeswoman Jodi Gardner wrote in an e-mail.

The county continues to evaluate what caused the damage to the boardwalk, she continued, but potential contributing factors could have included “repeated flooding and equipment that may have exceeded the structure’s load capacity.”

Repairs are being performed by Reliant Construction and county staff, she wrote.

The cost for the repairs is about $30,800, as was submitted in a price quote to the county.

The funding will come from the county’s voter-approved $100 million parks, recreation and green space bond, from which money has been set aside for those purposes.

The remaining portion of the greenway, between Union Hill and Bethelview roads, remains open.