Will Lake Peachtree be refilled by July?

Will Lake Peachtree be refilled by July?

It has been a long time coming, but the completion of the spillway project on Lake Peachtree is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Above, work on the spillway on Lake Peachtree continues, with substantial completion expected by mid-June. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Integrated Science and Engineering President Dan Davis at the March 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council said that, weather permitting, substantial completion of the spillway project will come in the mid-June time frame.

The contractor then has two months to complete all the punch list items, Davis said.

Davis said the completion of the foundation is expected in late April. It will be then that the lake level will be raised two feet.

The City Council in August 2017 approved the $4.387 million low bid by North Georgia Concrete, Inc. for the Lake Peachtree spillway project.

Fayette County will contribute $2 million and SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) revenues will make up the remaining amount. Those revenues will repay an anticipated Ga. Environmental Finance Authority loan that comes with a .81 percent rate of interest.