WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The City of Wilmington hosted a meeting Tuesday afternoon for locals to learn more about the design of a proposed walkway under the mainland side of the Heide Trask Bridge.
The walkway will be part of the future Gary Shell Cross-City Trail planned along Eastwood Rd. and Wrightsville Ave. Area residents came out to the meeting to learn about the new development including Cindee Wolf. She thinks the bridge is a great idea.
"I live up around the Mayfaire Community and ride my bike a lot down Eastwood Road and over to the beach where I keep a boat," Wolf said. "A lot of friends and I ride back and forth days and nights. We really take advantage of the trail that runs along Eastwood and Military Cutoff."
According to a spokesperson for the city, the walkway will provide safe access for cyclists and pedestrians going to the beach and crossing Wrightsville Ave. to the commercial area on Airlie Rd.
The project is expected to cost about $700,000 and will be paid in party by a grant from the NC DOT.
Tuesday's meeting started at 5 p.m. at St. Andrews on the Sound Church, located at 101 Airlie Rd. The public was invited to drop in anytime between 5-6:30 p.m. to review the plan, provide input and meet with staff.
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