By Michael Knox, email@example.com, of the Cabarrus County Independent Tribune.
Concord City Council has approved a construction contract for a $1.3 million extension of the Harold B. McEachern Greenway.
Council approved the contract with Ike’s Construction at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. Ike’s Construction was the team who developed the Weddington Road Bark Park at 8955 Weddington Road NW, Concord, which opened Oct. 31, 2015.
The extension will include 6,173 linear feet of new greenway starting at the Mickey McGee Park at 219 Corban Ave. SE, Concord. The greenway will parallel Three Mile Branch/Highway 3 to about 3,300 feet north of the Highway 3 and Cabarrus Avenue intersection.
There will also be a trail that would go from the new greenway toward Wilson St. N.E. that will be 1,155 linear feet. There will also be a 6,600 square foot gravel road off of Wilson St. NE which will have 15 or 16 parking spaces.
The McEachern Greenway connects downtown Concord with McGee Park and the Les Myers Greenway. The McEachern section is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail.
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