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COMPLETED March 2015

On Dawson Street between Oleander Drive and Wrightsville Avenue
This sidewalk will connect the neighborhoods along Wrightsville Avenue with the commercial areas along Dawson Street and Oleander Drive.

Dawson/Wooster Streetscape and 8th Street crosswalks
Currently reviewing project scope. Met with the NCDOT and the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization to discuss signalized crosswalks and design of roads.

Dawson & Wooster Streetscape

Enhancements along these streets (which serve as a primary entrance and exit to our city) include hardscaping, landscaping, and pedestrian amenities.

Sidewalks

  • On Delaney Avenue from Wellington Avenue to Glen Meade Road
    This sidewalk will provide for safer and easier pedestrian movement in this busy area of medical-related businesses.
  • On 17th Street from Wooster to Greenfield streets
    This sidewalk will connect the neighborhoods along South 17th and Greenfield Streets with the commercial areas along Wooster Street.

Crosswalks

  • At 16th and Dawson Streets
    This will allow for safe pedestrian crossings at Dawson and 16th Streets
  • Crosswalk at 17th and Dawson Streets
    This will allow for safe pedestrian crossings at Dawson and 17th Streets
  • Crosswalk at 8th and Dawson Streets
    This crosswalk will allow for a safe pedestrian crossing at 8th and Dawson Streets
  • Crosswalk at 8th and Wooster Streets
    This crosswalk will allow for a safe pedestrian crossing at 8th and Wooster Streets

Benefits:

  • Maximizes use of public dollars by complementing and expanding upon existing sidewalks
  • Provides healthy, safe option to get exercise and travel to nearby commercial areas and healthcare facilities such as the hospital and doctors’ offices
  • Provides walking/biking as another way for several neighborhoods and large apartment complexes to reach commercial areas, getting cars off congested roads
  • Addresses one of the top priorities identified from citizens in neighborhood meetings held around the city earlier this year as part of city’s effort to develop long-term plan for growth
  • Provide improvements that will make the city’s primary gateway on Dawson and Wooster streets more attractive

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