In November 2014, voters approved $20 million for the
Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP). The Central/Kilborne/Norland intersection & roadway upgrade project was selected as one of the projects to move forward under the
Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP. This project is one portion of the Old Potter Road Trail that was presented during the CNIP pre-planning phase. Project limits are from approximately Elkin Lane to Roanoke Avenue.This is the central neighborhood node connecting the two sides of the Old Potter Road (as well as a neighborhood retail node along the future
CityLYNX Gold Line). The project would include pedestrian and bicycle improvements at the intersection (and approaches) and an upgrade to the historical public space near the intersection to create community identity. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is nearing construction of a new parking area, entrance and trail improvements to the Evergreen Nature Preserve off of Norland Road. The complete street upgrade between Central and the nature preserve would include sidewalks, bike lanes (or other facilities) and wayfinding.
To create a safer pedestrian and bicycle connection between the Evergreen Nature Preserve and Kilborne Park and, ultimately, to the future Briar Creek Greenway on Eastway Drive.
To maintain, stabilize and revitalize the neighborhood through comprehensive infrastructure improvements
To strengthen the neighborhood and surrounding community
Community engagement activities will occur throughout the project’s duration to keep those interested in the project informed and provide opportunities for the public to share ideas, opinions and concerns. Public meetings have taken place on the following dates:
Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.