[EB 5547 A & B] Riverwalk Greenway

This project was originally known as the Riverwalk Greenway but was split into two different projects in 2023 which are  identified in the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) as  EB5547-A and EB5547-B.  The location and scope of the project changed due to the inability to secure easements  and being unable to meet NC Department of Transportation's hydraulic design criteria of the original design. 

The purpose of the project is to improve east to west connectivity and safety for people traveling by bike or by foot. When the project is complete, pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to travel from E. Cotton Avenue/Village Parkway to Veteran's Park with continuous sidewalk as well as bicycle improvements. The completed corridor will be nearly two miles long. 

  1. Project Sections
  2. Funding & Schedule
  3. Documents
  4. History

This project is identified in the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) as two projects, EB-5547A and EB-5547B

Both projects include significant improvements to the intersection and bike lanes on NC-9 Hwy to Vance Avenue and Black Mountain Avenue. Moving west, the project will utilize existing sidewalks, minor sidewalk connections, sharrows on Terry Estate Drive, and a separate path at the westernmost section where it will connect to the existing In-the-Oaks Trail. 

EB5547A: Moving west, this section of the project will utilize existing sidewalks, minor sidewalk connections, sharrows on Terry Estate Drive, and a separated path at the westernmost section where it will connect to the existing In-the-Oaks Trail. 

EB5547B: This section includes significant improvements to the intersection of Midland Avenue and E. State Street, bike lanes on NC-9 Hwy to Vance Avenue and Black Mountain Avenue. 

  1. Angela Reece, MPA, MMC, NCCMC

    Project & Facilities Manager
    Phone: 828-419-9300, ext. 315

  2. Jennifer Tipton, B.S.

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 828-419-9300, ext. 371

  3. Jessica Trotman, MSEH

    Asst. Town Manager / Planning Director