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Lyons Shares Details on Sidewalk Project

Courtesy of City of Lyons

The City of Lyons has shared further details on the sidewalk project which was announced at the regular meeting of the City Council last month. This project will be funded through a Transportation Alternatives Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

According to City Manager Jason Hall, this grant was designed to help cities with a population fewer than 5,000 residents to improve their nontraditional transportation-related activities, such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The improvements which this grant will help to complete are: • Construction of a pe destrian sidewalk from the intersection of State Route 280 and Bulldog Road to the Lyons City Limits. This pedestrian walkway is needed to allow safe travel to the three large county schools along the route.

• Construction of a pe destrian sidewalk between the Toombs County Court complex and Lyons downtown along State Route 292.

• Construction of a pe destrian-bike facility along U.S. Highway 280 from its intersection with South Victory Drive to the city limits. This facility is meant to be a connector facility between the two cities.

The entire project will cost $320,000. The grant will cover $298.580.70 of the cost, while the city is required to match the $21,419.30 remaining to complete the construction.

Mayor Willis Nesmith Jr. commented, “The City of Lyons is proud to partner with the Georgia Department of Transportation on this transformative project,” he said. “This upgrade will provide residents with a vital connection to our Toombs County Courthouse, County School System, downtown public parks, and direct access to our Main Street which is home to some of our city’s most unique and vibrant restaurants and businesses. These improvements will support safe walkways for all users and assist with strong economic growth for years to come.”

The start date of the project has yet to be announced. For more information on the new construction, visit www. or call 912526-3626.

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