Senoia prepares to spruce up median

A Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) design concept to put a new face on the median in the downtown area was reviewed and approved April 7 by the City Council.

City Manager Richard Ferry in introducing the proposal said the idea of making changes to the median on Main Street was first discussed two years earlier.

“The DDA was able to close the design phase and hand the project over to the city for completion,” Ferry told council members.

Expected to carry a cost of approximately $2,500, the project will bring a number of changes to the median that is heavily used by residents and visitors.

A part of the project involves removing the concrete cut-throughs and benches and relocating the benches to other downtown areas to be determined. Other project components will involve the removal and replacement of some of the trees in the median with varieties such as Trident maples and the instllation of annual color beds at each crosswalk.

Ferry noted that needed irrigation lines are already in place.

The project will also include installing a light package and outlets.

Stalwart Films, per an earlier agreement, will cover the cost to redo the sod in the median area, Ferry said.

Ferry on Thursday said the project has gone to bid and carries a May 2 close date.

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