The four greenway and sidewalk projects included in the BUILD Project are proposed to improve pedestrian and bicycle access and connectivity between employment hubs, public recreational and educational sites, healthcare facilities, downtown, the East Carolina University campuses, and the 10th Street Connector.
Project A—South Tar River Greenway Phase 3B
The South Tar River Greenway Phase 3B project proposes an approximately 0.8-mile extension of the proposed South Tar River Greenway (phase 3A – currently under construction from Pitt Street to Nash Street), from Nash Street to the West 5th Street and Moye Boulevard intersection. A portion of this greenway was previously designed as part of the South Tar River Greenway Phase 3 Project (NCDOT Project No. EB-5539). Phase 3B would complete an off-street parallel pedestrian and bicycle facility to 5th Street.
The purpose of this project is to improve pedestrian and bicycle access between employment hubs, several public recreational and educational sites, and health care. In addition, the connectivity to the existing Greenville Area Transit bus stops will improve access to transit.
Project B—Moye Boulevard Sidewalk Expansion
The Moye Boulevard Sidewalk Expansion project proposes approximately 0.8 miles of new multi-use path starting at the Moye Boulevard intersection with West 5th Street and continuing south on the east side of Moye Boulevard to Farm Drive, north on Venture Tower Drive, east on Sennie Drive (or one of the parallel streets), north on Statonsburg Road, and ending at the Memorial Drive and 10th Street Connector intersection. This project proposes to widen or replace existing sidewalk with a 10‑foot wide multi-use path.
The purpose of this project is to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity by providing access from West 5th Street and Stantonsburg Road to Greenville’s Medical District and a safer and more direct connection to the 10th Street Connector, a major east-west connector in southern Greenville.
Project F—Millennial Connector
The Millennial Connector project proposes approximately 0.3 miles of new 10-foot wide paved greenway in downtown Greenville. The greenway is proposed along the abandoned Norfolk Southern Railroad Company (NSRC) railway from Dickinson Avenue to the East Carolina University Millennial Campus south of West 10th Street. It would also include a second connecting corridor that follows the abandoned NSRC rail spur to Ficklen Street. High-visibility pedestrian crossings are proposed at 9th and 10th Streets. Hardscaping, such as pedestrian lighting and public art, that fit with the characteristics of the surrounding area are also being considered.
The purpose of this project is to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access between the Millennial Campus and downtown. This project would create the only non-vehicular connection between downtown and the newly developed Millennial Campus.
Project G—Town Common Connector
The Town Common Connector project proposes a new, approximately 0.4-mile long, 10-foot wide paved greenway from East 1st Street to East 5th Street near the recently completed improvements along Reade Circle as part of the Town Creek Culvert project. This will connect the Town Common Park to the East Carolina University campus. Some segments of the greenway may be constructed as timber boardwalk near the existing Town Creek. The existing sidewalk will be widened or replaced to the full 10-foot width as needed. Improvements also include safer pedestrian crossings at 1st, 3rd, and 4th Streets. An overlook of Town Creek and gazebo or pavilion are also being considered along this corridor.
The purpose of this project is to provide pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between the east side of downtown, the East Carolina University Downtown District, and East Carolina University Main Campus.
Please Take Our Survey!
The City would like your input as the project team begins preliminary designs. Please complete the online survey at tinyurl.com/BUILDprojectsurvey by Friday, October 9, 2020.