Category: Phase Progress

Update on design and construction

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Construction is complete in southeast corner between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Construction began on Smith Street between Spring and Prescott in January, and will be completed the first of June. The contract to construct the Murrow Boulevard section was approved in fall 2018 and construction began in April 2019. Design essentially completed for western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street and a portion of the continued Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway from Smith Street to the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant just north of Benjamin Parkway.  Construction likely to take place in 2019/2020.      Greenway trail along Smith Street between Spring and Prescott Streets Start of construction on the eastern section from Gate City Blvd to Fisher to Greene Street.

Construction has started on Smith Street to complete northern section

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Construction started last week on the two remaining blocks on Smith Street from Prescott to Spring which will complete the northern section. Anticipated completion of construction will be in April. Then construction will begin on the largest section of the Downtown Greenway-- the eastern section along Murrow Blvd from Gate City Blvd to Fisher and Greene. Click here to watch the segment on Spectrum News about the current construction. Beth Boulton, owner of Boulton Creative, talks about how construction on Smith Street and the Downtown Greenway are affecting her business-- in a good way!

January 21 Ribbon Cutting and MLK Jr. Bust Dedication a GREAT day!

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Over 100 people came out on Monday, January 21 after the MLK Jr. Parade to celebrate the opening of the southern section of the Downtown Greenway along Bragg Street and the relocation and dedication of the MLK Jr. Bust first fabricated by local resident Wilbur Mapp and refurbished by artist Jim Gallucci.  Click here to see all the photos from the event.

Bragg Street Ribbon Cutting & MLK Jr. Bust Dedication

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Join us to celebrate the official opening of the section of the Downtown Greenway along Bragg Street from Eugene to MLK Jr. Blvd and the dedication of the MLK Jr. bust in its new location at the corner of Bragg and MLK Jr. Blvd. on Monday, January 21 at 2:00 pm after the MLK Jr. Day Parade.  Click here to read article in News & Record about the MLK Jr. bust and Downtown Greenway art pieces on the newest section of the Downtown Greenway. Parking for event at New Zion Church (408 MLK Jr. Drive) and Union Square (124 E. Gate City Blvd).    

Construction has started again!

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Construction has started on Phase 1c between Bragg Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Anticipated construction completion by end of the year. The contract was approved at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for Phase 3c along Smith Street between Prescott and Spring Streets. Anticipated start of construction in August. Keep up-to-date on construction progress here.

Two Meetings planned for input on next public art piece on the Downtown Greenway in Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square

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Two meetings are planned for residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square to meet with Vandorn Hinnant to start a conversation about the neighborhoods relationship to the Downtown Greenway.  Please join us on two consecutive Mondays, January 29 and February 5th at 6:00 pm at New Zion Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Questions?  Please contact Bob Powell 336.772.5109.  All residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square were mailed an invitation; all are welcome.  Click here for the meeting invitation.  Click here to find out more about Vandorn and his work.

Downtown Greenway just keeps getting better

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News & Record columnist Susan Ladd writes article in December 6, 2017 edition on how the Downtown Greenway keeps getting better as each section is built and plans are finalized for remaining sections-- and we would agree!  Click here to read the article.  Susan also talked with Jeff Moore a designer from Kimley-Horn at the Phase 4 Public Meetings on November 30th and filmed him explaining the plans.  Click here to watch the video.  If you would like to review the plans for the final section of the Downtown  Greenway on Phase 4, please go to the City's website.  You can also share your comments on the plans by taking the short survey.  Deadline for comments is December 15, 2017. Click here for the updated construction timeline for the project.     

Final Design Plans for Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway

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If you were unable to attend the Public Meetings for Phase 4 on November 30, you can still review the plans and leave comments.   Click here to review the plans.  Click here to take the short survey and share your comments.  Deadline for comments is December 15. Phase 4 consists of the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The design plans are at the 75% stage of completion; this is the last opportunity to provide feedback before the final plans are complete.