Carrollton City officials said a sidewalk project is underway from the Park Place Senior Living Community to Kingsbridge Road. The project is being funded in large part by a Georgia Department of Transportation grant.
“We are installing 1,500 linear feet of sidewalk from Kingsbridge Road to the Park Place Senior Living Community on Highway 27,” said City Engineer Tommy Holland. “The objective of the project is to connect that senior living apartment complex with the Carrollton Greenbelt.”
City Manager Tim Grizzard said the need for the sidewalk was evident to city officials.
“You could drive by that stretch of roadway and literally see a trail where people have been walking from that senior living community to the Greenbelt, so it was a no-brainer for us to make sure we get a sidewalk put in over there,” said Grizzard.
The total cost of the project is $73,245 with the City of Carrollton paying only $21,973.50, thanks to the GDOT grant.
“We really want to make sure our residents have sidewalks in the areas where we see high pedestrian numbers,” said Grizzard. “We are really happy to be installing a sidewalk to connect this part of our community to the Greenbelt.”
Grizzard said the City hopes to have the project finished within a few weeks.