Two months into construction for what will eventually become the Peachtree Creek Greenway, Brookhaven has purchased a billboard that sits near the creek’s edge.
The park, paths and trails along Peachtree Creek will eventually stretch for almost 3 miles in south Brookhaven, city officials said. Officials hope to have the first mile-long leg of the project open in the fall.
To do that, they purchased the property of a former sign company adjacent to the creek on North Druid Hills Road, near the intersection with Buford Highway, city spokesman Burke Brennan said.
A billboard at the location remained, however. Last week the City Council approved a letter of intent to buy the billboard for $375,000, with the sale closing in a few months. City officials have not said whether they will keep the billboard up.
Local, state and federal officials broke ground on the greenway on Dec. 12.
Since then, less-than-ideal weather conditions have made starting construction a challenge, Brennan said. After a rainy end to 2018, metro Atlanta has seen a spate of showers and storms for much of 2019.
Crews have done some preliminary clearing and grading to prep for construction, Brennan said.
Marietta-based Lewallen Construction Co. was awarded an $8 million contract to build the first leg of the greenway between North Druid Hills Road and Briarwood Road, with the PATH Foundation is overseeing the project, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
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