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Winston-Salem celebrates groundbreaking for the Salem Multi-Use Path

The urban trail will be a downtown connector along Salem Parkway.

Line of people with shovels digging into dirt and smiling. A bridge with arches and a sign are in the background.

City, state, and federal officials broke ground on the urban trail on Tuesday, July 2.

Photo by WStoday

You’ll soon have a new place to walk, bike, and admire the Winston-Salem skyline. Work is getting underway on Phase One of the Salem Parkway Multi-Use Path.

When it’s complete, the urban trail will stretch 1.3 miles. It will run parallel to Salem Parkway, from Lockland Avenue to Liberty Street + will connect Truist Stadium, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, neighborhoods, and businesses.

Phase One will complete the eastern section of the path along Salem Parkway from Fourth Street, just west of the Peters Creek interchange, to Liberty Street. Construction is expected to take 12 months. Smith-Rowe, LLC from Mount Airy will be in charge of the project.

The project is expected to cost ~$4.8 million. Federal funds from the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) will cover $1.6 million. Voters approved $122 million for capital improvement projects in a 2018 bond referendum, which will also partially fund the path, along with state money.

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