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COMMUNITY TRAIL WORK CONTINUES

Another phase of the Community Trail project will soon be under way. This phase will complete the first park to park connection in the City-wide project linking the Ritz Amphitheater with Paradise Park. The goal is to complete the inner downtown loop segment of the trail in the near future, allowing for multiple modes of transportation to have easy access into the heart of downtown. “Trail Phase 1A will extend from The Ritz Amphitheater through Stevens Street and the Trinity Anglican...



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CITY RECEIVES $446K GRANT FOR SOUTH MLK, JR. DRIVE

Gov. Nathan Deal last week announced that the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) awarded approximately $18.1 million in funding for 19 transportation infrastructure projects across the state through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB). The City of Thomasville was one of the recipients, with an award of $446,899.30 for upgrades to South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. “The grant will be used to create a new multi-use trail along South Martin Luther King, Jr....



CITY AWARDS CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AMPHITHEATER

The Thomasville City Council awarded a contract Monday evening during their regular work session to CCH Construction of Thomasville for the construction of an amphitheater and trailhead. The amphitheater, a concept that was first conceived in 2014, and trailhead will together serve the community not only as the main entry point to the 15-mile-long multi-use trail, but also as a fully functional park and anchor the Creative District in downtown Thomasville. “In 2014, a community design...



CITY PREPS FOR GDOT WORK ON U.S. 84

Thomasville is the target for two road projects by the Georgia Department of Transportation. While work is progressing now for U.S. 19, a similar U.S. 84 project is slated to begin this fall that will involve resurfacing the roadway in its entirety within the Thomasville city limits. In advance of this project, city utilities crews will be working to rehab sewer lines and performing other infrastructure maintenance. “These sewer lines are well over 50 years old, so replacing these lines...



WEST JACKSON STREET SET FOR IMPROVEMENTS

Exciting changes are on tap for a popular Thomasville road. Changes to traffic flow patterns, improved pedestrian and bicycle access, on street parking, and overall improved aesthetics are planned for the West Jackson Street corridor, a move City officials say will translate into an economic boost for business and property owners. “The West Jackson Street corridor is an area that has needed improvement for some time,” said Jerry Pionessa, City Engineer. “Redesigning the aesthetics...



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CITY MAKES TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS

Beginning this week, citizens traveling the stretch of Hansell Street between Smith Avenue and Broad Street will notice a new addition to their commute: a new traffic signal. The signal, placed at the intersection of Hansell Street and Colton Avenue, is designed to help citizens navigate the difficult turning conditions when crossing on to Hansell Street from Colton Avenue. Assistant City Engineer Wayne Newsome said that the signal will greatly improve safety conditions for those...



MULTI-USE TRAIL SECTION COMPLETE

The Jackson-Remington connecting section of the Multi-Use Trail is now complete and open for use. Citizens now have quick access when making their way by foot or bike from one section of the city to another. More work is expected on the connector, including landscaping; however, citizens are invited to begin using the trail section now. The 1,900 linear foot section of completed trail runs behind Thomasville High School and connects Jackson Street and Remington Avenue. While this section...



MULTI-USE TRAIL WORK CONTINUES

Because much of the work that has been progressing on the City of Thomasville’s Multi-Use Trail project is infrastructure, citizens may not notice the progress that has been accomplished to date. However, one major section of the project that will connect Remington Avenue and Jackson Street is nearing completion and will surely draw attention. Seeing this segment completed will hopefully bring to life the ultimate vision of a walkable trail that will connect 17 public parks within the...



COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDING FOR WALKING BIKING TRAIL, PHASE 1

The first phase of the multiuse trail came one step closer to completion when the Thomasville City Council approved funding for a portion of Phase I of the project at a recent City Council meeting. According to Jerry Pionessa, City Engineer, this action will allow for construction of the multiuse trail beginning at Lester Street. This portion of Phase I of the trail will run along Victoria Place to Paradise Park and then continue on Colton Avenue at Hansel Street. “We know the community...