Construction is underway on a 1.3-mile segment of the Cross-City Trail that will stretch from Wade Park, along Bethel Road, Waltmoor Road and South 17th Street to connect with the existing trail at John D. Barry Drive. To date, drainage improvements have been completed along 17th Street and have begun along Bethel Road. In addition, the trail is taking shape along 17th Street as crews work to prepare it for paving. The installation of traffic and crosswalk signals at John D. Barry Drive is also currently underway.
The $2.1 million project is funded through a collaborative effort involving the state and federal Departments of Transportation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC, the city’s 2006 voter-approved parks bond, and the city's 5-year plan to improve infrastructure. The project, which began in December, is expected to be complete this summer.
Learn more about the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail.