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West Bank Park repairs under way

 
Repairs have begun at West Bank Park and the popular Lake Lanier destination should reopen in March, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The park was temporarily closed in February 2019 due to safety hazards after flooding.
 
“Conditions at the park are now favorable for repairs,” said Tim Rainey, operations project manager for Lake Lanier Project Office. “While you may see the barricades moved and the gate open, please do not enter the park. This is only for the entering and exiting of work crews.”
 
Visitors of Lake Lanier should not park outside of the gate as this could interfere with maintenance operations. Unauthorized vehicles parked in this area are subject to being towed.
 
Repairs will be ongoing throughout the fall and winter seasons and include:
• Installation of concrete walls to replace worn-out and hazardous wooden retaining walls
• Restoration of picnic site areas from erosion
• Removal of dead, hazardous trees
• Installation of shoreline stabilization, and
• Repairing of pump and controls for septic systems, sink holes, and handicap access.
 
“We appreciate the public’s patience and anticipate West Bank Park will fully reopen no later than March 29, 2020,” Rainey said. “This timeline could change as work progresses. When repairs are complete, we will announce the re-opening of West Bank Park.”  
 
For info about other Corps-managed recreation sites on Lanier, call 770-945-9531 or visit https://go.usa.gov/xEmme.

Posted online 10/29/19
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