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Meeting on re-engineering Hardin, O'Kelly streets July 17
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The city of Conyers is seeking input and ready to answer questions from the public about the proposed $4.6 million bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the Hardin and O’Kelly Streets corridor of the Central Conyers Activity Center.

Conyers officials and transportation engineers will be at a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 17 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Nancy Guinn Library located at 864 Green Street. The meeting will cover the proposed engineering of making the streets “complete streets” in which local roads are improved to include amenities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Conyers was one of 13 communities awarded last fall with Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) funds by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to make LCI study areas more walkable and livable. The Central Conyers Activity Center, a 424 acre area bordered by Green Street, West Avenue, Dogwood Drive and Georgia Highway 138, is a previously designated LCI study area. The LCI program is funded with federal transportation dollars and communities must pay matching funds to help cover project costs.

“If someone is curious as to how this will generate connectivity and impact this area, we want them to come find out more about complete streets, let us answer their questions and address their concerns,” said Director of Public Works and Transportation Brad Sutton.

Sutton said this transportation project is in the scoping phase. Upon approval by the ARC, the project will then progress into the engineering design phase. Sutton said it would be several years before environmental analysis and engineering are completed as well as right-of-way acquisition and the approval of construction by ARC. For more information on the Hardin and O’Kelly Streets public information meeting, call 770-785-6690.