The Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been the driving force in keeping the Downtown Greenway’s public/private partnership moving forward in design and funding. The divisions within GDOT include Engineering, Planning, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Public Transportation-GTA/SCAT, and Business and Parking. Services provided to residents, businesses and visitors include traffic signals and signs, transportation planning, parking, street lighting, sidewalks and bikeways.
In November 2017, a NCDOT Funding Resolution was adopted – accepting $3,331,815 in additional funding for the Phase 2 of the Downtown Greenway (Murrow Boulevard/Fisher Avenue) which will allow it to go under construction in 2018. This was accomplished through the dedicated efforts of City Council member Justin Outling, Assistant City Manager David Parrish, Greensboro Department of Transportation staff Adam Fischer and Tyler Meyer, and the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) led by Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter. This additional funding is certainly a reflection of the power of private funding that has leveraged local public funding as well as state and federal funds and the commitment of so many in the community, especially the work of GDOT.
We are very grateful for the partnership with GDOT and the Downtown Greenway. Adam Fischer serves on our Oversight Committee as well as our Finance Committee. Chris Spencer leads our Technical Team. Daniel Amstutz and Kym Smith serve on that team as well. Tyler Meyer and Stephen Carter serve on our Finance Committee and there are many others within the department who are working hard behind the scenes to make this project a reality. Thank you to all the GDOT staff for their dedication and service.