Neuse Crossing Connector

Last updated Nov. 29, 2017 - 1:39 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Greenway
  • $90,000
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Stewart

Current Activity

The property acquisition phase is complete and design of the trail connection is underway.

Summary

The Neuse Crossing Connection Project originated from a citizen-led request from a community adjacent to the Neuse River Trail. The community requested a means to access the Neuse River Trail from Neuse Crossing and surrounding neighborhoods east of the river. Existing conditions prevent access from these neighborhoods to the trail due to a stream and pond. The project includes construction of a boardwalk and trail connection that would enable residents of the Neuse Crossing neighborhood, as well as residents from other areas east of the Neuse River and NC 401, to safely access the Neuse River Trail, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve and the future River Bend Park. The project will also connect to new sidewalks being constructed with the Mitchel Mill Road Widening Project

Images

  • Neuse Crossing Connector
  • Neuse Crossing Boardwalk

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
June 18, 2015Presentation of the SIP to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
July 2, 2015SIP Review by Parks Committee
July 14, 2015Introduction of the Master Plan Process and Presentation of the SIP to the Forestville Citizens Advisory Council
July 16, 2015Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board’s Referral of the SIP to City Council for approval
August 4, 2015City Council approval of the SIP
September 17, 2015Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board’s Referral of the Situation Assessment to City Council for approval
October 7, 2015City Council approval of the Situation Assessment and Citizen Planning Committee members
October 27, 2015Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #1
December 8, 2015First Public Workshop
February 23, 2016Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #2
March 22, 2016Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #3
April 12, 2016Second Public Workshop
May 24, 2016Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #4
September 15, 2016Draft Master Plan presented to Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
November 15, 2016River Bend Master Plan adopted by City Council
May 2, 2017Draft Schematic Design Public Input Meeting
May 18, 2017Draft Schematic Design presented to Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
June 6, 2017Draft Schematic Design presented to City Council
Winter 2017 Construction bid coordination to begin
Spring 2018 Construction to begin
Fall 2018 Project complete

History

The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks, and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region.

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