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Update on design and construction

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Summer 2018:  Construction has begun on the section between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd and anticipated completion at end of 2018. Contract approved at 7.17.18 City Council Meeting for section along Smith Street between Spring and Prescott - construction anticipated to begin in October 2018 and completed in April 2019. Design essentially completed for western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street and a portion of the continued Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway from Smith Street to the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant just north of Benjamin Parkway.  Construction likely to take place in 2019/2020. Fall 2018:  Construction is almost complete in southeast corner between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd.  Landscaping and installation of public art pieces will be happening October-December.  Notice to Proceed has been designated for October 22 for Smith Street between Spring and Prescott so construction should begin this fall.  The contract to construct the Murrow Boulevard section was approved at the 10.16.18 City Council meeting and construction is expected to begin in early 2019.  Artist Vandorn Hinnant has been working closely with the Ole Asheboro neighborhood on his design for the art pieces representing the neighborhood and Darrah Robertson has been working on the bicycle rack for Fisher Park – both will be installing their work by the end of the year. Final tweaking of the 100% design for the railroad corridor will be complete by the end of 2018.     

Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Run 4 the Greenway -October 27, 2018

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The 9th Annual Run 4 the Greenway will be on Saturday, October 27 from 4-8pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway. Registration is OPEN! To register, go to the Jones Racing Company website.   DEADLINE for the REDUCED RATE is Monday, October 15th at 11:59 pm.   The start and finish of both races and the party will be at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden St). And we have improved the 4 mile race route--click here for 4 mile route and here for 1 mile route. We are bringing back the COSTUME CONTEST for the best adult, kid, and dog costumes!  Prizes from Hen in a Hurry, Spare Time, A to Zen Massage and Ruff Housing. 4 Mile Run: $25.00 until October 15 (by 11:59 pm) $20.00 for Students until October 15 (by 9:00 pm) $30.00 October 16-25 (by 9:00 pm) $35.00 Registration on Race Day $80.00 4 mile Family 4 Pack 1 Mile Costume Walk/Run & Doggie Jog: $15.00 Non-timed Option $10.00 Non-timed Option for Students $20.00 Dog Registration (includes dog goody bag) $50.0025 Mile Family 4 pack Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a Repreve t-shirt made from recycled water bottles.  All participants will receive 2 free beverages at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under).  All dogs will receive a goody bag. SCHEDULE: 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park (475 Spring Garden Street) 4:30 pm – 1 Mile Walk begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 6:00-6:30 pm – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 3:00-8:00 pm- Music, Entertainment, Kids Activities, & Food available from Will & Pops and Kona Ice and Beer from Preyer Brewing at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park Not a runner?  We need volunteers!  Email or go to sign-up genius to view the jobs available for the Run 4 the Greenway. (Volunteers receive a t-shirt and beverage coupon) Questions?  Contact Race Director, Laura Lorenz at or 336.387.8355. Special thanks to all of our 2018 Sponsors!