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Sunday, July 24, 2016

What's new with the Cross-City Trail

What's new with the Cross-City Trail


Teal Street Bridge
Work on the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail bridge is now complete. The project, which includes 170 feet of bridge and boardwalk, spans the headwaters of Bradley Creek from the end of Teal Street in the College Acres neighborhood to the edge of the Autumn Hall property.

This section of the trail was constructed at a cost of $267,000. The NC Department of Transportation contributed $250,000 and the remaining amount came from the 2006 voter-approved parks bond. 

Autumn Hall connector
The next section of trail will run from the Teal Street Bridge through Autumn Hall and connect to the trail on Eastwood Road. Construction is expected to begin on this section in late summer 2012.

Rogersville Road/Mayfaire connector
Work has just been completed to install approximately 800 feet of an 8-foot wide multi-use path along the north side of Eastwood Road between Rogersville Road/Bay Creek Drive and Town Center Drive that now connects to the Mayfaire Town Center. A pedestrian signal has been added to the existing signal and crossing at the Eastwood Road/Rogersville Road intersection. The $75,000 project began in March. A pedestrian signal was added to the existing signal at the Eastwood Road/Rogersville Road intersection to facilitate the trail's crossing at Eastwood Road. 

Eastwood Road/Military Cutoff intersection
The City of Wilmington will begin installing improvements for the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail at the intersection of Eastwood and Military Cutoff roads on May 7. Upgrades will include painted crosswalks, push-button activated signals and a pedestrian refuge island.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the May. Construction will take place at night and all businesses will remain open for the duration of the project. The intersection will also remain open, however motorists could experience some delays.

Gary Shell Cross-City Trail Master Plan
The city held a public input meeting concerning the master plan for the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail on April 2. The public was invited to review, comment and provide feedback on the draft master plan for the trail. Council approved the plan at their May 1 meeting.

Approximately 11 miles of the Cross‐City Trail are already complete. The entire Cross‐City Trail, when complete, will be approximately 15 miles long and stretch from Wade Park to the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge. 

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