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Jasper sidewalks back on radar; Parks, bathroom project moves ahead

sidewalk between walgreens and old tate

Damon Howell / Photo

Portions of the E. Church Street sidewalks are little better than a rocky path. The city has delayed work while the massive utility project is underway.

     It’s been about a year since Jasper council put their sidewalk project on hold, but they are revisiting it in anticipation of putting out a list of sidewalks for bids in September. 

     At their regular meeting July 5, City Manager Brandon Douglas said the sidewalk initiative was suspended in 2020 due to an extensive underground Georgia Power utilities project that would require ongoing construction and disturb right-of-ways. Pickens residents have likely noticed work in and around town for many months. Georgia Power crews and subcontractors have been digging up ground and installing underground lines along roadsides as part of their statewide Reliability Project.

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