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Town of Cary to Complete New Sections of American Tobacco Trail by June 2009

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Here's a notice from Joe Godfrey, Senior Park Planner, Town of Cary (slightly edited by roadskater, with emphasis added):

I am pleased to inform you that the Town of Cary will be issuing Holmes Contracting, Inc. a Notice To Proceed with the construction of the Chatham County segment of the American Tobacco Trail. We anticipate beginning construction on September 8, 2008 and completing the project in June, 2009.

As you know the project consists of the construction of a 4.68-mile long multi-use trail with two typical sections as follows:

  • Beginning at the Wake-Chatham County line and continuing to the south side of New Hope Church Road, the first section of the trail shall consists of a 12-foot wide granite screenings surface.
  • The second section of the trail shall consist of a 10-foot wide asphalt surface and an adjacent 6-foot wide crushed stone surface from the north side of New Hope Church Road to the terminus of the project at the Chatham-Durham County line.
  • The Project also includes the renovation of two wooden bridge structures, 157 and 170 feet long.

We anticipate that the project will be constructed in 4 sections which are listed below. The contractor will begin with the Wake-Chatham Co. Line to New Hope Church Road section.

  • Wake- Chatham Co. Line to New Hope Church Road
  • New Hope Church Road to Pittard Sears Road
  • Pittard Sears Road to O'Kelly Chapel Road
  • O'Kelly Chapel Road to Chatham - Durham Co. Line
Please forward this email to any user groups that I may have missed.

Roadskater here...It seems like part of the trail is horses and walkers and off-road bikes only, and that the ATT is broken for skaters and road cyclists at this point, for now. That will of course dump riders and others onto the streets. Hope they're safe! But this surface is probably great news for walkers and horseback riders if I understand it all correctly. Adjacent pathways throughout would be much nicer and we can hope for this in the future, but I'd say it is unlikely to be added later. Does this mean the East Coast Greenway will be inaccessible to skaters and road cyclists or will it be routed elsewhere for full access?

Thanks to the Town of Cary for providing this construction, even if we'd like it to be different.

For more info and maps of this area and the biking and hiking opportunities around Cary, see:

Locations

New Hope Church Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 49' 0.912" N, 78° 55' 40.818" W
Pittard Seard Rd at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 7.206" N, 78° 55' 41.1564" W
O'Kelly Chapel Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 49.326" N, 78° 55' 32.754" W
Durham-Chatham County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 52' 3.8424" N, 78° 55' 56.838" W
Chatham-Wake County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 48' 4.1148" N, 78° 55' 35.7492" W
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