A plan to provide new access to the Augusta Canal at Riverlook Drive can likely move forward, but only if attention is given to concerns raised by residents.
Homeowners whose quiet neighborhood may soon include a new public access to the Augusta Canal got a first glimpse today at plans for a proposed new "Riverlook Gateway."
Bids for an Augusta Canal trail extension have been delayed by one week to allow suppliers of bridge components extra time to evaluate the project. The bid opening will be June 19.
One of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area's final and most complicated trail additions is expected to be under way later this year.
Autopsy results show a 52-year-old homeless man found floating in the Augusta Canal on Wednesday drowned.
The Augusta Canal's flow might require temporary reductions later this year if a worsening drought continues to affect the Savannah River.
Visitors to the Augusta Canal will have access to some new tour options this week, in addition to the popular Interpretive Center exhibits that highlight the city's industrial past.
The massive iron ring languished for generations at the bottom of the Augusta Canal, but now it seems everyone has an interest in it.
During a recent public hearing, more than two dozen people exchanged ideas for Sibley Mill's future. Suggestions included residences, offices and a center for digital technology.
The Canal Authority has scheduled a public hearing to seek input on redevelopment options for Sibley Mill.
Workers have finished removing mercury and pesticides from Sibley Mill, but finding a new owner for the landmark will require more work, more money and a better economy.
The Augusta Canal Authority was honored as recipient of the 2011 Tourism Product Development Award for its ongoing improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.
Work to rewater the third level of the Augusta Canal will be finished in a couple of months, said canal authority Executive Director Dayton Sherrouse.
A critical link in the Augusta Canal's multiuse trail network will move ahead soon after being stalled by right-of-way issues six years ago.
Work could begin this year on a project to restore the flow of water along five blocks of the Augusta Canal's stagnant third level.
A series of new hiking tours along the Augusta Canal will be held in October and November featuring local experts in history, wildlife and forestry.
A series of matching federal grants could help the Augusta Canal Authority begin environmental cleanup at Sibley Mill as early as 2011.
The Augusta Canal Authority completed its planned purchase Tuesday of the historic Sibley Mill, along with its hydropower plant, outbuildings and 20 acres.
The results of environmental studies at Sibley Mill are promising, which advances the Canal Authority's plan to purchase it.
Augusta's historic canal could have a stronger voice in Washington through a newly established National Heritage Area Congressional caucus.