The Town has received funding from the French Broad River MPO to complete a feasibility and alignment study for the Ridgecrest Trail identified in the Greenway Master Plan.
The project budget is $35,000. The Town's cost share is $7,000 (20%). This trail will expand the existing pedestrian and bike network to the eastern town limit near the Ridgecrest community. It is anticipated that this trail, once constructed, will be designated as part of the Fonta Flora State Trail, connecting Lake James and Morganton to Asheville. The project is funded for FY23-24. A request for proposals for consulting services was released in December 2022.
Learn more about the Fonta Flora State Trail here.