Invitation to ATT to South Street Connector Ribbon Cutting Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
billbus at gte.net
Tue May 11 16:11:14 EDT 2010
Dear TRTC Team and Friends,
The Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the City of Durham invite
you to a ribbon cutting of the American Tobacco Trail to South Street
Connector path at 1630 South Street in Durham on Saturday, May 15 at 10
This ribbon cutting event should last for about thirty minutes.
This connector path project was planned, cleared and managed by
volunteers of the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (TRTC) and paid
for with a grant from the North Carolina State Parks Adopt-a-Trail Grant
Program. Cole's Concrete was the prime contractor for the 8 foot-wide
concrete path which connects the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) and South
Street across from the West Lawson Street intersection.
The Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy partnered with Durham Parks and
Recreation, the NCDOT Rail Division, the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and
Pedestrian Transportation, the Durham Dept. of Transportation, the
Durham Impact Team, and Brother Ray Eurquhart on this project.
This connector will allow Southside community residents to more easily
access the American Tobacco Trail. From there, users can access
shopping, businesses, parks, schools and neighborhoods along the
currently completed 8 miles of ATT and Riddle Road Spur trails.
American Tobacco Trail users will be able to easily access South Street,
Lawson Street and Roxboro Street permitting easy connections to nearby
C.C. Spaulding Elementary School, NC Central University, Hillside Park,
Durham Tech, and the Southside Community.
Like much of the ATT, the connector is ADA compliant, which allows those
who use a wheelchair, scooter or walker to easily access the American
Mayor Bell says about the connector:
/"We are pleased about this project because it shows a true partnership
between a private organization - the Triangle Rails to Trails
Conservancy and several city departments. The connector will make access
easier for people to get to American Tobacco Trail (ATT) and a variety
of destinations including schools, universities and parks. It is always
a good thing to provide opportunities for citizens to walk, bike and
enjoy Durham's environs."/
This connector path is the latest project TRTC has donated to and/or
constructed for the City of Durham to help make the American Tobacco
Trail better for all. It joins the Fayetteville Road ATT Access Area,
the Solite Park ATT Access Ramp, a safety fence along the Duke Park
trail, and opening the ATT for interim use south of Massey Chapel Road
to the Chatham County line, which have been developed over the past
several years. Over 500 TRTC volunteers have donated thousands of
volunteer hours in service in these and other ongoing projects during
the past decade.
We welcome all to join us as we formally open this latest addition to
the American Tobacco Trail in Durham.
*Permission is given to pass this message along to any people,
organizations, and lists that you feel might benefit from it.*
Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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