May 2018 Update
Dougherty County, in conjunction with the University of Georgia Board of Regents, is building a 1.7-mile multi-use trail from the southern end of Albany State University’s east campus to downtown Albany. The 12-foot wide concrete trail will run along the berm between the ASU campus and the Flint River and under both the Oglethorpe and Broad Avenue bridges. From here, it will loop back up to Broad Avenue and cross the Flint on the north side of the new bridge.
This trail will serve as a critical link that gives ASU students easy access to downtown. Revitalization of downtown Albany is a gaining momentum with the recent completion of a microbrewery and the rehabilitation of the Albany Hotel into 64 modern apartments. In addition, several new businesses will be opening on Front Street and Pine Avenue by the end of 2018. Students and other young adults will play an important role in the growing success of downtown. The ASU to Downtown Connector will provision of safe and fun access between the campus and downtown.
ASU to Downtown Connector
|Project||Completion estimate||Estimated Cost|
|Design||Complete by March 2018||$1,700,000|
|Bridge Restoration||Complete by spring 2019|