The Harrisonburg City Council will be reviewing final options for utilizing the $1.2 million allocated to the Northend Greenway at its regularly scheduled council meeting on October 28th. Acknowledging that the city does not have the funds to construct the whole path, it must decide how to allocate the funds it does currently have. On October 6th, the special meeting of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee voted and five ranked recommendations to City Council for utilizing the $1.2 million. The option strongly preferred by both the Northend Greenway Steering Committee and the Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee, known as Option F1, consists of building segments 2, 3, and 4.This option runs from the intersection of Mt. Clinton Pike and Virginia Avenue to the end of pavement at Suter Street, following Blacks Run for most of the length. Option F1 will be recommended by the Subcommittee to the city council on October 28th for a final vote. The five options are listed below in order from most desired to least.
• Option F1 (Segments 2, 3 and 4) – This option runs from the intersection of Mt. Clinton Pike and Virginia Avenue to the end of pavement at Suter Street.
• Option F2 plus Segment 4 (Segments 4 and 5) – This option runs from Suter Street & Liberty Street to Washington Street.
• Option E (Segments 1, 2, 3, 4, ad 5) – This option “combines” the Northend Greenway project with the Mt. Clinton Pike Roundabout and Road Improvement Project. However, the current funds would cover engineering for both but construction of neither without further funds.
• Option D (Segments 2, 7, 8, and 4) – This option considers an alternative alignment starting at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Mt. Clinton Pike, and travel east on Mt. Clinton Pike to Liberty Street intersection.• Option C (Segments 2, 7, 8 and 9) – This option starts at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Mt. Clinton Pike, and travel east on Mt. Clinton Pike to Technology Drive.
The map below shows the locations of the different segments for the proposed options.
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