Project Description: This project will create a link to the Thread Trail system by connecting Lineberger Park to Downtown via sidewalk improvements along Chestnut Street and 2nd Avenue. The Downtown Lineberger Connector is a first phase of a larger project that will provide bike and pedestrian improvements along 2nd Ave from Marietta to Linwood, and from Chestnut to Belvedere.
Current Status: The City of Gastonia has contracted with Armen Construction to begin the connector project which includes new sidewalk or sidewalk repair, new driveway aprons, improved cross walks, dedicated bike lanes and some minor asphalt repair. The limits of construction will be along Chestnut from Lineberger Park to 2nd Ave. Work will continue along 2nd Ave to Marietta. The Contractor was given notice to proceed March 5, 2018, and expects to complete the work by July 3, 2018.
Residents affected by the construction should remove any property currently in the City’s right of way until construction is completed. Any items left in the right of way after this request will be moved at the owner’s expense.
If your driveway will be improved, you will be given 3 days’ notice to move your cars. Your driveway may not be accessible for up to 7 days while the concrete cures, but you will have access to your property. Please coordinate temporary parking with the Site Inspector and your neighbors during this time.
Look Ahead: The Contractor should be finishing up work along Chestnut, and then will begin work on 2nd Ave, in April.