Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of August 23, 2010

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Path safety reminder, update on Hwy 74 widening & road closing, Patriot Day events, and lots to do this week!

TRAFFIC ADVISORY for Peachtree Parkway S / Waterwood Bend - Monday & Tuesday, August 30 & 31
The City contractor will be performing repairs on Waterwood Bend at the south intersection with Peachtree Parkway South (near J.C. Booth Middle School) to address some issues with settling that have developed. As a result, the southern entrance of Waterwood Bend will be closed following the start of school on Monday, August 30. The goal is to have the entrance reopened by the time school dismisses on Tuesday afternoon, August 31. Drivers and area residents should use the north entrance to Waterwood Bend during the closure.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY for HWY 74 South (POSTPONED)
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will have to close Highway 74 South completely between Rockaway Rd and Redwine Rd for drainage work, and are planning to close on a Friday evening and reopen very early the following Monday morning. The original date was August 27 – 30, but this has been POSTPONED until a later weekend (not the weekend of the Great Georgia Air Show). The City will publish details once the final date has been set. The detour will be Holly Grove Rd to Robinson Rd and Redwine Rd. View detour map . . .

Path Safety Advisory – Avoid Closed Paths
With the random storms over the past few weeks, the City’s tree removal contractor has been working to address damaged and dangerous trees throughout Peachtree City’s greenbelts and along the paths. In some cases, paths must be closed due to the danger from a damaged tree or the work being performed. If a path is barricaded or blocked with caution tape, PLEASE USE ANOTHER ROUTE. This is for the safety of all path users, and applies to pedestrians, cyclists, and golf cart drivers.

Patriot Day / Freedom Walk – Saturday, September 11
Peachtree City will remember the lives of nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The event will be held at Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field at 9:30 a.m. with the “America Supports You Freedom Walk,” followed at 10 a.m. with a formal program. The public is invited to participate in the walk, which is less than one mile and all on airport grounds. The formal program will be held at the Veterans Memorial at Falcon Field (Rain Location - Commemorative Air Force hangar on Echo Court).

Honor Flight – Red, White & Blue Challenge – September 15
Honor Flight Fayette, the non-profit organization created to recognize local World War II Veterans, will host its seventh and final flight to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The flight will provide another 70 WWII veterans an opportunity to visit their National World War II Memorial. The group will meet at 6:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville to depart for the airport. The Challenge: Help show our veterans how much their contribution is appreciated by lining the streets of Fayetteville to see them off. Well-wishers are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue, and wave American Flags along the route (from the church on Hwy 54 to GA 85 north to GA 314 in Fayetteville) for the motorcade, which departs for the airport at 6:30 a.m.

Project UPDATES
• Rockaway Road Realignment – The GDOT began paving this week, with an expected opening of the new road on Friday, August 27.
• Paschall / Willow / Hwy 74 Tunnel & Path Connections – The City’s contractor is making good progress: the paths are paved, the retaining walls are nearly complete, and only final grading and grassing remain. This projected should be completed by the August 31 deadline.
• MacDuff Parkway Tunnel Connection – Staff continues to work to obtain the necessary easements for this project.

Don’t Forget . . .

Flicks @ The Fred: Raiders of the Lost Ark – Rescheduled to Friday, August 27. Gates open at 8:00 p.m., movie starts at dark.

Dolce Toga Trot 5K & 1 mile Walk/Run – Saturday, August 28, at Dolce Atlanta Peachtree on Aberdeen Parkway. Schedle: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. 5K start, 8:35 a.m. 1-mile walk/run start; 9:30 a.m. awards. Cost is $25 per walker/runner. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association college scholarship program and the Rotary Polio Eradication Fund. More information and registration form at www.togatrot5k.com.

Kidz Fest & Food Fest – Saturday, August 28, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Free event – rides for Kidz of all ages and food samples from local restaurants for a nominal fee! This year’s list of fun and exciting and best of all FREE, rides and games includes the World Famous Money Machine, The Great Rock Wall, The Giant Slide, Twist and Spin, The Iron Man Obstacle Course, Moon Walk, and the Trackless Train. Pony rides will also be available for a nominal fee.

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute @ The Fred – Saturday, August 28. Gates open: 7:00 p.m., show starts: 8:00 p.m. Reserved Seats $15.00. Visit www.amphitheater.org for ticket information.

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Breaking News - Willow Rd/Paschall Tunnel Open

I believe PTCGoil may have technically "scooped" me, but the tunnel under Hwy 74 at Willow/Paschall Rd is officially open. Please remember that golf carts must use the tunnel and cannot cross the highway at street level.

Also, a heads up that Georgia Law Enforcement Agencies, including PTC PD, are participating in "Operation Zero Tolerance" from now through Laor Day for those driving under the influence of alcohol. So designate your driver ahead of time and plan to be safe this weekend.

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New traffic alert - Peachtree Pkwy & Waterwood Bend, 8/30 & 31

I just wanted to note that I added a new traffic alert for Monday & Tuesday, August 30 & 31, near Booth Middle School.
Thanks!