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Cross City Trail construction begins in Creedmoor

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CREEDMOOR — The city of Creedmoor announced that construction on the Cross City Trail began this week.

Construction of the more than three miles of sidewalks, greenways, boardwalk and bridge is scheduled take at least one full year to complete, depending on weather conditions, a press release from the city said.

Trucks and equipment started mobilizing throughout the city Monday. Motorists may experience roadway lane closures and commuting delays.

During the week, lane closures for construction along US-15 and NC-56 will be prohibited from 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. to allow for work and school commuter traffic. Delays may be experienced at other times during the week as the contractor will be permitted to close traffic lanes on the roadways from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. On weekends, the contractor is not restricted from any lane closures.

Residents with whom the city has obtained easements for this project and whose homes are along the sidewalk/greenway route will be notified of potential temporary driveway obstructions or other inconveniences.

The new sidewalks and greenways will provide pedestrian connectivity from the downtown business district to residential neighborhoods in the east (Highland Vista, Mt Energy Acres, Golden Pond, Southerbys, Paddington, and Amberleaf); in the west to Lake Rogers Park and residential areas along West Lake Road; and finally, residential and commercial areas along US-15 from Hillsboro Street to Lake Road. 

The total cost from design through completion for the project will be approximately $6.2 million. The city has obtained grant funds totaling approximately $4.7 million, meaning projected costs will amount to around $1.5 million.

The city has established multiple ways for residents and motorists to keep informed of project status and potential commuting delays. Project updates will be posted on the city’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor) and city website (sign up for e-notification at www.cityofcreedmoor.org/enotification by selecting “Project Updates” under the News Category).

Interested individuals may also submit an email address directly to admin@cityofcreedmoor.org to receive email blasts or call the Project Hotline number at 919-764-1006 for pre-recorded weekly updates.

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