This partnership opportunity with Mecklenburg County and the Town of Pineville would extend the Cross Charlotte Trail an additional 1.2 miles and connect into the heart of the Ballantyne area (via the existing McAlpine Creek Greenway and Four-Mile Creek Greenway), tying another major employment center and much of South Charlotte into the Cross Charlotte Trail system. See figure 1 (below).
Specifically the scope of this project will include a bridge from McMullen Creek Greenway just south of I-485 over McMullen creek to City-owned property at the McAlpine Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant and a path from there west across the property to Park Road. Finally it will include a crossing at Park Road to where Mecklenburg County will build the remainder of the South Charlotte Connector from Park Road to Little Sugar Creek Greenway/Cross Charlotte Trail at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site on Lancaster Highway. The County’s portion of the Connector is not a part of this project and is included in the County’s extension of Little Sugar Creek Greenway from I-485 to the Polk site, under design and slated for construction by 2020. Figure 2 (below) illustrates the City and County components.