Greensboro Greenway Final Mile construction starting this month

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

A ceremony will launch construction for the final mile of the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro on Jan. 27 from 10 am to noon at the public art work, 501 Guilford Ave.

There will be a casual gathering at Cairn’s Course with hot chocolate, coffee and s’mores around the fire and 100 guests will receive a branded campfire mug.

The future Western Branch section is located along the former railroad corridor between Guilford and Friendly Avenues, along the west side of downtown on property owned by Greensboro College.

City council approved a $14.95 million contract with Yates Construction Co. for the fourth mile —the “western branch” of the greenway, from Spring Garden Street to Smith Street, with an extension north to Hill Street. Construction is expected to be completed by June 2025.

The greenway creates a loop around the downtown and connects trails, businesses, universities and neighborhoods. It’s about 12 feet wide with buffers between the trails and roadways, and features enhanced landscaping and lighting, benches, bicycle racks, drinking fountains, trash and recycling receptacles, and public art.

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