Press Release from David Milliron, City Manager of Villa Rica
Mayor Jeff Reese and members of the Villa Rica City Council and others collectively broke ground today for the Fullerville Trailhead project to be constructed adjacent to the Fullerville Soccer Complex off Rockmart Road. Villa Rica secured $500,000 in federal funds from the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, of which the City must provide 20 percent in matching funds. The federal funds will be used to build a parking lot, turnaround area and pedestrian trail connections next to the historic Fullerville Jail. And with its matching funds, the City will build a pavilion to include restrooms, picnic shelter and trailhead information. The City will also cover the cost of the water and sewer lines as part of its match. This is the first phase of a multi-phase program to build a public paved pedestrian and bike trail. As Mayor Reese said during his comments today, “A trailhead is a beginning, and this trailhead is the beginning of what I think will be a change in the way we move people around in the City of Villa Rica.” This project has been in the works for more than five years, so the City wishes to thank everyone — past and present — who played a part in getting us to this point including Georgia Department of Transportation Board Member Sam Wellborn who represents the Third Congressional District.
Pictured from left to right participating in the ceremonial groundbreaking were Associate/Project Manager Lee Walton of AMEC Foster Wheeler, Project Manager Seth Lambert of Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc., Ward 4 Councilman Gil McDougal, Mayor Jeff Reese, Ward 2 Councilman Danny Carter, Ward 3 Councilwoman Leslie McPherson and Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Director Vicki D. Coleman.
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