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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Sope Creek Parking Lot Closure

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Date: July 13, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

The Sope Creek parking lot of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be closed for pavement repairs beginning July 27, 2009 through August 21, 2009. The large sinkhole in the parking lot will be repaired in addition to seal coating and restriping the lot. Closures are scheduled for weekdays which will allow for full use of the park on the weekends. Below is the schedule of work and closed periods.

Repair Sink Hole - Lot Closed

July 27-29

Saw Cut Asphalt Repair Areas

July 30-31

Remove Asphalt in Repair Area

August 3

Replace Curb and Gutter

August 3-5

Asphalt Patch in Repair Areas

August 6-7

Crack Seal - Lot Closed

August 10

Seal Coat - Lot Closed

August 11-12

Re-Stripe Areas - Lot Closed

August 14

Final Clean-up

August 17


August 18-19

Project Closeout

August 20-21


Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".