Project Profile:

Jekyll Island Trail

Project Summary

Gravelpave2 (28,000 SF, 8' wide) trail designed by Jaeger and Company, using LEED standards, from Gainesville, GA. Contact Dale Jaeger/ 770 534-0506. First phase pictures show how environmentally sensitive the location is - on a barrier island off the southern Georgia coast. The bridge goes over a part of the marsh. Path was built amidst thickly vegetated wetlands forest. Gentle breezes blow most of the time there. The path has provided quiet, cool respite for island visitors, since 1994, has withstood storm tides and tropical depressions, and provides magnificent vistas over the green and gold marshlands which cossett much of the trail. It is the first porous paving medium that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved for such environmentally sensitive coastal areas. This was funded by an ISTEA Grant under the Federal Highway Dept, administered by the state DOT. Cyclists and runners alike love it. ADA accessibility makes this trail that much more special. People with disabilities and families with strollers enjoy frequenting the path as well.

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Install Size

Phase 1: 2600 m2 (28,000 sq ft) - phase 2: 260 m2 (2800 sq ft)

Designer

Jaeger and Company, from Gainesville, GA

Contractor

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Project Gallery

Aggregate Paving was installed on the trail to prevent erosion caused by runoff on Jekyll Island, Georgia, using Gravelpave2.
Heavy vegetation is protected from runoff by Gravelpave2.
A Permeable Erosion System was installed on the Jekyll Island Trail, Jekyll Island, Georgia, using Gravelpave2.
The eight foot wide (2.4m) Gravelpave2 trail supports bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
A Trail Erosion Prevention System was installed on the Jekyll Island Trail, Jekyll Island, Georgia, using Gravelpave2.
Gravelpave2 is the first porous paving medium that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved for such environmentally sensitive coastal areas.
Gravel Reinforcement was installed on Jekyll Island Trail, Jekyll Island, Georgia, using Gravelpave2.
The top of the Gravelpave2 rings are level with the grade of existing soil to prevent decorative gravel loss.
Gravel Paving Mats were used on the trails to prevent erorion on Jekyll Island Trail, Jekyll Island, Georgia, using Gravelpave2.
Gravelpave2 meets a bridge. The top of the Gravelpave2 rings/gravel are 1/2” lower than the top of the bridge planks.