Mount Holly Greenway System | Catawba River Corridor Plan
CATAWBA RIVER CORRIDOR PLAN
In early 2007, the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation funded a greenway master plan, aptly named the Catawba River Corridor Plan. The chosen consultant, Greenways Incorporated, then worked with key Foundation members and City staff to identify best routing, access and destination points and trail surface material for an 8-mile corridor along the Catawba River in Mount Holly. In September 2007, City Council adopted the Catawba River Corridor Plan, which recognizes the Catawba River as a resource to be protected and utilized for future generations. The Plan identifies goals to provide a greenway system along this 8-mile stretch of the River. When completed, the Catawba River Greenway will connect people to their past, provide recreational and alternative transportation options and protect the remainder of the relatively untouched places along the Catawba River.
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TIMELINE OF GREENWAY PROJECTS
A half-mile, 10-foot wide, paved section of this greenway system was constructed along the Catawba River at Tuckaseege Park in the spring of 2010.
Another section of the greenway was constructed in 2012 as part of the Linear Park Project in Downtown Mount Holly.
In 2014, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), through the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), awarded $800,000 in funding to the City for construction of a 1.2-mile segment of the Catawba River Greenway. Phase 1 of the Catawba River Greenway connects the existing segment in Tuckaseege Park to the existing segment in Downtown Mount Holly.
The next segment of the greenway, otherwise known as the Northern Leg, extends roughly 2.3 miles from River Street Park to an existing 1.2-mile [loop], gravel trail in Mountain Island Park. All portions of the Catawba River Greenway and Linear Park are part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a planned, 15-county network of trails and greenways.
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