Repaving is scheduled to take place in the downtown section of Acworth from April 22 to April 25. (Courtesy of Acworth)

Acworth announces downtown repaving

Acworth city officials announce that Main Street is scheduled to be paved on April 22 and April 23 from the Caboose to near Dallas Street.

While the intention is to keep one lane open during the paving process, city officials say to expect brief delays.

Storefront parking from Lemon Street to Dallas Street will not be available during the paving.

Then on April 24 and April 25, paving is scheduled to move to the area under construction on Northside/Southside Drive.

Again the intention is to keep one lane open during the process to allow access to the businesses located in the construction area.

Over the past 15 years, the city of Acworth has been revitalizing the downtown area to make it walkable and economically thriving.

The city has made improvements to Main Street, Cherokee Street, Dallas Street, Academy Street, Carnes Street, Senator Russell Avenue, Southside, School Street and Taylor Street.

Also, the city has built five new public parking lots downtown and all of the railroad crossings have been converted into silent crossings.

In 2016, the city opened the expanded Logan Farm Park on Cherokee Street with walking trails, open green space, a picnic shelter and a huge playground.

Since September 2017, the city has continued with the next phase of the downtown redevelopment with:

  • the realignment of Lemon Street,
  • a new left-turn lane on Main Street at Lemon,
  • a pedestrian overpass over the railroad tracks,
  • construction of a new public parking lot,
  • conversion of the small public parking lot at Main and Lemon into a park with a replica train depot/history center,

  • renovation of a historic house into an Arts Center and
  • construction of the new Community Center to open at 3:30 p.m. April 25 to be followed by the 6:30 p.m. town hall meeting, also at the center.
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