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.  It is almost complete with a few remaining items to finish – putting the stone cap on the wall, seeding the slope, and repaving the road.  We expect that this will be completed the first of August 2019.  Landscape installation will take place in the fall with cooler weather.

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.

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 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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