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Irwin Bridge Road improvements planned
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IN BRIEF:  A plan to add bikes lanes and sidewalks to a stretch of Irwin Bridge Road in Conyers was unveiled Tuesday by city officials and engineers.

A little more than 1 mile of Irwin Bridge between N. Main Street and Sigman Road is the target of the roughly $2.2 million improvement plan. It would narrow the two car lanes, add bike lanes on both sides, and repair or install sidewalks along the entire strip. Construction is planned for next summer.

Existing on-street parking north of Green Valley Drive would be reconfigured. Under the new plan, on-street parking would be allowed only in front of Conyers Housing Authority facilities.

The plan also involves repairing or replacing the pavement as needed, and adding some pedestrian crossings, including between the police department annex area and Spivey Park.

Officials unveiled the plan at a lightly attended open house tonight at the Spivey Park Community Building. Brad Sutton, the city’s director of public works and transportation, said that if attendance looked too low, he will mail copies of the plan to area residents and businesses. The plans also can be viewed at Sutton’s office at 1124 Vaughn St. No further public meetings are planned.

Written comments about the plan can be sent to Sutton at: City of Conyers, 1184 Scott St., Conyers GA 30012.