Bounded by Beatties Ford Road, Rozzelles Ferry Road and I-77, this enhancement will include five infrastructure projects that promote walking and bike riding along the corridor. All of these projects support the Stewart Creek Greenway, the future development of the Old Savona Mills on Turner Avenue and the
CityLYNX Gold Line
station locations on West Trade. This project will also provide exposure to Martin Luther King Park
Following are the six infrastructure projects as part of the West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry connectivity enhancement project, some of which have their own project web pages:
Turner Avenue streetscape (Rozzelles Ferry Road to State Street) - This project will connect the Eleanor Heights, Smallwood, Wesley Heights, Biddleville and Seversville communities to a major mixed-use activity center proposed by the redevelopment of the Old Savona Mills and surrounding properties.
State Street pedestrian improvements (Turner Avenue to Five Points) - This project will transform State Street into a pedestrian-friendly street. It will be a connection between major trip generators at each end of the corridor, as well as Johnson C. Smith University and the private development of Old Savona Mills. This project is intended to encourage future development within the Eleanor Heights community and provide access to the CityLYNX Gold Line station and neighborhood businesses.
Street connectivity (Stewart Avenue to Chamberlain Avenue) - The project is intended to improve access and visibility for Martin Luther King Park and the future Stewart Creek Greenway and to enhance the adjacent private development proposed by Argos Realty. Because of the project’s proximity to the Stewart Creek floodway, initial work will evaluate the project’s feasibility in light of the floodway-related construction requirements. If the project proves to be feasible, final planning and design will proceed.
Street connectivity (Yellowstone Drive to Zebulon Drive) - The project is intended to improve access and visibility for Martin Luther King Park and the County’s future Stewart Creek Greenway and to encourage private development along Rozzelles Ferry Road and the business park on Zebulon Drive. Because this project would involve a crossing of the Stewart Creek floodway, initial work will evaluate the project’s feasibility in light of floodway-related construction requirements. If the project proves to be feasible, final planning and design will proceed.
Stewart Creek and State Street pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements - The project will connect the current greenway within the Wesley Heights neighborhood and the proposed Stewart Creek greenway managed by County Park and Recreation. Private development of the Old Savona Mills site also drives the implementation of this project.
Rozzelles Ferry pedscape - This project will provide refuge medians at key locations along Rozzelles Ferry Road from South Garner Avenue to the intersection of Rozzelles Ferry, 5th Street, Beatties Ford Road and West Trade Street. Wheelchair ramp improvements will also be implemented.