The Town has recently purchased a CSX rail line that is currently abandoned and is now overgrown with vegetation between Hill Street to Tempest Lane and is approximately 0.57 miles in length. This section of tracks is proposed to become part of the “Rails to Trails” program and tie into the Town’s existing Rails to Trails network. The Town has conducted soil testing to ensure safety from contaminants for all pedestrians. See linked Brownfield Application Draft and soil test results above.
The Town is making improvements along the Rails to Trails between Main Street and Watkins Park. Improvements include construction of a boardwalk and restoration of stormwater management. The trail is to be ADA accessible. See the link above for a plan view of the work that is to be done.
The Town is currently in the design process of improving the traffic patterns on South Main Street at the Extended South Main Street and Rising Ridge Road intersection. See the link above for the latest design drawings.