January 19, 2021 – Mayor Keith Brady joined Friends of LINC’s Parks Avery for a ribbon connecting event in celebration of the new LINC bridge. Conceptually connecting east and west hemispheres of the City, the bridge spans more than 180 feet over Interstate 85. We can now walk, run, or bike from Summergrove all the way to Ashley Park. Congratulations to all!
The LINC bridge construction is completed! Approach trails on both ends are now paved and fenced. Contractors are actively working to paint the LINC green crosswalks to signify that you are, literally, on the right path! The new distance, from the terminus of Phase 1 at Summerlin Road, to the end of this new section at Ashley Park Drive, is approximately 0.6 miles. The path takes you around the Promenade Apartments, over the Interstate, around Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and parallel with McIntosh Parkway all the way to Ashley Park Drive. Watch for news of the official opening of the trail and a ribbon cutting, later this month!
The City of Newnan has awarded the construction contract for the next section of the LINC multiuse path system to Lewallen Construction. Phase 2 of the LINC will ultimately connect the current terminus of Phase 1 to downtown Newnan. Phase 2 will add 3.4 miles to the current 1.4 miles of trail.
The LINC is a 12-foot-wide paved path, a venue for walking, running, bicycling and other non-motorized use.
The construction contract is for a portion of Phase 2, referred to as Section D. Section D will connect the current terminus of LINC Phase 1, Newnan Crossing Blvd. at Summerlin Road, to McIntosh Parkway at Ashley Park Drive. This includes the bridge over Interstate 85.
“This is a pivotal addition to the LINC,” states Kim Learnard, Director of Friends of LINC, Inc. “The bridge over I85 will connect east and west hemispheres, and lend visibility and excitement to the entire project.”
Construction started earlier this month at the east end of Section D, along McIntosh Pkwy.
According to Jonathan Cash, Project Manager for Lewallen, the bridge will be installed as one of the last stages of section D. It is scheduled to be placed in August. “These trail systems are about bringing communities together and after everything settles down, they will be essential in helping those communities reconnect.” he observes.
Section D construction is anticipated to be completed in the fall.
Friends of LINC, Inc. announces the inaugural LINC trail system community event! On Saturday, May 4th 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, the City of Newnan and Friends of LINC, Inc. invite you to attend a community event celebrating our new multi-use path.
Located at the Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd in Newnan, the event will showcase local resources for recreation, health and wellness, and environmental sustainability.
Watch for live music, food trucks, local beer, a one-mile fun run, sports demonstrations, and more!
The first section of the proposed 25-mile multi-use LINC trail system is officially open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon to signal the opening of the LINC.