Project updateThe city has finished installing almost a mile of sidewalks in the McClelland Drive/Fairlawn Drive neighborhood, which is one of the major projects included in the voter approved 2014 Transportation Bond.
According to the most recent Citizen Survey, transportation is a top priority and several of the transportation bond projects are designed to help make biking and walking a viable alternative to driving on busy streets.
The Fairlawn sidewalks provide residents with a safer walking and biking alternative within the neighborhood as well as connectivity to nearby commercial areas on North Kerr Avenue and Princess Place Drive. The new sidewalks are on McClelland Drive, Fairlawn Drive, Clover Road and Gleason Road. The final connections to Kerr Avenue on both McClelland Drive and Fairlawn Drive will be finished after the NC DOT completes the Kerr Avenue widening project, currently underway.
Barclay Hills/ 23rd Street sidewalks
A series of sidewalks that will provide connectivity from North Kerr Avenue, through several neighborhoods to Princess Place Drive. This will provide a safe pedestrian route within this neighborhood, as well as connectivity to nearby commercial areas.
- On McClelland Drive from Saint Rosea Road to N. Kerr Avenue
- On Fairlawn Drive from Barclay Hills Drive to N. Kerr Avenue
- On Clover Road from Fairlawn to McClelland drives
- On Gleason Road from Fairlawn to McClelland drives
- On N. 23rd Street from Princess Place Drive to Belvedere Drive
- Help with safe school access
- Maximizes use of public dollars by complementing and expanding upon existing sidewalks
- Provides walking as another way 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