Work on the Harden Hill sidewalk project will begin this week with a target completion window of four to five months.
Nearly half of Watkinsville’s population have been waiting with bated breath for a safe and direct connection to downtown since the city announced in April that it would spend $1.1 million for the first two phases of the project. Funding comes from SPLOST, a $300,000 state grant and reserve funds.
A future third phase will involve the construction of a 100-foot pedestrian bridge over a creek near 33 Harden Hill Road.
The sidewalk will run for almost a mile along the north side of Harden Hill from New High Shoals Road to Water Street and then connect to Main Street.
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