Greenway profits from road project

A road-widening project on Abbotts Bridge Road paid a dividend to the Johns Creek Greenway last week when some 60 mature decorative bushes were relocated to the nearby trail.

“One of the Georgia Department of Transportation inspectors told us the plants would be thrown away unless we could use them somewhere,” said Public Works Director Tom Black. “A couple of our guys went out there, and we said, ‘Sure, we have a place for them.’”

The Yaupon Holly bushes, about knee-high, would cost as much as $60 each at a retail nursery, a total savings of up to $3,600.