The Town of Cary has opened invitation for bids on construction of the Macarthur section of the town’s White Oak Creek Greenway. Town officials said sealed bids must be submitted no later than 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to the Town of Cary at the office of the Transportation & Facilities Department. Bids will be opened and read publicly for the furnishing of materials, labor, and equipment. The project will include construction of 0.5 miles of pedestrian improvements consisting of approximately 1,191 feet of concrete greenway, 102 feet of pedestrian tunnel under CSXT railroad, 916 feet of concrete boardwalk, and 355 feet of concrete sidewalk. The project will also include improvements for pedestrian infrastructure at the Davis Drive and Park Village Drive intersection, minor utility construction, grading, drainage, paving, erosion control, and landscaping. Cary’s White Oak Greenway originates in Bond Park and currently consists of segments of trail that extend 4.7 miles from Bond Park to Green Level Church Road in the west of Cary. When completed, White Oak Creek Greenway, together with the Black Creek Greenway, will extend over a distance of 14 miles and connect to the American Tobacco Trail, Durham, Bond Park, Lake Crabtree County Park, Umstead State Park, and Raleigh. The trail is also part of the planned East Coast Greenway, which will eventually extend from Maine to Florida.
The town of Wake Forest is aiming to open a remodeled version of its municipal aquatic facility at Holding Park in May this year. According to town officials, the town began construction work on the project in December 2017. The new facility pool will have three bodies of water, including a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, two water slides with plunge pool and a children’s pool with water play equipment. The remodeling of the Holding Park facility was originally scheduled for 2016 but the timeline for re-opening was pushed back after structural problems were discovered. The budget for the overhaul of the facility is $2.5 million.