Discussing design of route alignment and beginning design for crosswalk along north side of Kerr Avenue/Wilshire Boulevard intersection and along south side of Wilshire Boulevard/S. College Road intersection.
Kerr Avenue Trail
This .7 mile multi-use path along Kerr Avenue will provide a safe pedestrian route from the UNCW campus and College Road to commercial areas north of Market Street via the 2015 NC DOT Kerr Avenue project. On the north end, it will connect with upcoming NC DOT sidewalks along Kerr that will run from Randall Parkway, across Market Street all the way to Sunglow. On the south end, it will connect with the proposed Hurst Drive multi-use path that will provide a safe crossing of College Road and accesses UNCW.
Hurst Drive extension (new road between S. Kerr Avenue & College Road)
This new road and multi-use path will provide a new route from the UNCW campus and College Road to Kerr Avenue. This will improve traffic flow along College, Wilshire and Randall.
Crosswalk at Wilshire Boulevard and S. Kerr Avenue
This will provide a much-needed safe pedestrian crossing, connecting the densely populated residential areas on Wilshire with the grocery store and dozens of other businesses along College Road and Kerr Avenue.
Crosswalk at Wilshire Boulevard and S. College Road
A safe crossing of College Road at Wilshire will connect the neighborhoods just south of UNCW and allow for safe pedestrian flow across College Road. This area is home to a grocery store, several large retail stores and multiple restaurants, dry cleaners, etc.
- Provides safe option for many students living near UNCW to get to campus
- Maximizes use of public dollars by complementing and expanding upon existing trails
- Helps create safe connections for bicycling and walking between existing and planned trails
- Provides healthy, safe option to get exercise
- 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