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Construction is complete on the new PermaTrak concrete boardwalk located on Camp Creek Greenway Trail in Lilburn. The 958-foot boardwalk is the longest PermaTrak project in the country that is supported on the helical pier foundation system, which consists of steel piles screwed into the soil to a specified torque.
“The public can enjoy running, walking, and cycling on this new boardwalk for the next 50 years,” said Lilburn Planning and Development Director Doug Stacks.
Construction began on April 30 and was completed in less than four months, ahead of schedule and under budget. The trail reopened August 11. The official ribbon cutting for the reopening will take place on Monday, October 8 at 6 p.m. at the start of the boardwalk, near Velva Court. The public is invited to attend.
PermaTrak is a low maintenance, pre-cast concrete product projected to last more than fifty years. This is the second PermaTrak installation on the 4.2-mile greenway. In September 2015, the city was the first in the state of Georgia to install PermaTrak, which is produced by a company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
The project was funded through SPLOST, the one-percent sales tax approved by voters. Gwinnett County contributed $509,228 to the total cost. “The City of Lilburn is very grateful to our partners, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and the Recreation Board, for the SPLOST funding contribution,” said Lilburn City Manager Bill Johnsa.