Further work on the Braselton Life Path should begin soon. The Braselton Town Council awarded a bid for the extension of the path and the installation of sidewalks along Grand Hickory Drive, where roads are in bad shape. The Life Path will be extended along both sides of Grand Hickory Drive and along the roundabout and the road will be repaved down where the roundabout is, according Braselton town manager Jennifer Dees.
There will also be a pedestrian signal placed at Autumn Maple Drive. The pedestrian crossing will serve people driving golf carts, as well.
The bids for the subcontractors were opened on May 8. Based on the low bidders, the guaranteed maximum price for the total work is $340,760, said Dees. BM&K is the general contractor and all the subcontractors are subbed out. As general contractor, BM&K will receive 10 percent of the total cost.
The path is a 1.7 mile-stretch of 10-foot-wide concrete pathways connecting The Village at Deaton Creek and Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s River Place to Chateau Elan, Mulberry Walk and the Town of Braselton Mulberry River Walk. It was completed in June of 2013 and opened to the public that July. Current plans include extending the path over 11 miles and connecting communities off Spout Springs Road to downtown Braselton.