WILMINGTON—The midtown area will soon be more accessible to those on foot – or two wheels.
Wilmington city council approved South College Road Trail and Park Avenue Multi-Use Path, projects that have been in the works since 2014.
- The South College Road Trial will connect 17th Street to Holly Tree Road through a walkable trail on the west side of South College. It also includes bike lanes that straddle both sides of Holly Tree Road to connect Shipyard Boulevard.
- The Park Avenue Multi-Use Trail, now in “Phase II” of development, will provide cyclists a path along Park Avenue between Audubon Drive and Kerr Avenue.
Both projects were approved for funding during city council’s meeting Tuesday evening.
South College Road Trail was approved at a cost of $1.439 million. The 1.3-mile multi-use path is designed to eventually connect the planned Greenville Loop Trail.
City Council granted the Park Avenue Multi-Use Trail a $300,000 increase from its initially budgeted cost of $491,473, initially approved in November. The increase was justified to reflect “conceptual layout rather than an engineered design” according to the proposal.
When completed, the project will include a half mile, 10-foot wide off-road multi-use path with two pedestrian bridges.
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