Update on design and construction

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Construction on southeast corner is complete between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd.

Construction began on Smith Street between Spring and Prescott in January and was completed in September 2019.  Additional landscaping will be added in the spring.

The contract to construct the Murrow Boulevard section was approved in fall 2018 and construction began in April 2019. Significant work has begun at the Gate City Boulevard intersection with new curb lines being installed, power lines relocated, and a staircase being installed near Gorrell Street. Pavement on the far eastern northbound lane has been removed.  Completion is expected October 2020.  Freedom Cornerstone artist Radcliffe Bailey was selected in January to design and fabricate the last of the 4 cornerstones (click here for more info on artist).  Fabrication to take place in summer/fall of 2020 with anticipated installation in early 2021.  

Design is complete for the 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.  Railroad agreement with Norfolk Southern signed on November 8 to build trail on railroad corridor. Construction to begin in summer 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.

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