Thursday, March 30, 2023

New Hanover County hopes to construct mixed-use trail connecting to Ogden Park

The trail would lead from the park to Middle Sound Loop, Ogden Business Lane, and Lendire Road

A new trail is being proposed leading to Ogden Park (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)
A new trail is being proposed leading to Ogden Park (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

OGDEN — A new mixed-use trail could soon be coming to connect Middle Sound Loop Road, Lendire Road, and Ogden Business Lane to Ogden Park in Northern New Hanover County.

According to a request to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County Parks and Gardens Department is looking to apply for federal funding to help pay for the project.

According to the request, “[t]his trail would provide connection to the existing trail along Middle Sound Road as well as the planned bicycle and pedestrian trail along Market Street which is already funded and designed. The grant provides 80-percent federal funds and requires a 20-percent local cash match.”

The total cost for the project is estimated to be $305,000 and the grant, if awarded, would provide $244,000 with the county providing $61,000.

New Hanover County Commissioners will vote on the item at their upcoming meeting on Jan. 22.


 

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