Over the past decade, there’s been an ongoing effort by Guilford County and its cities and towns to create more Greenways in the area and fix the ones that need work.
The Greenways encourage people to walk or bicycle – which in turn helps local residents stay healthy both physically and mentally.
Now, a new project by Guilford County will make a greenway section near Fleming Terrace Road in Greensboro more useable.
On Tuesday, March 29, Guilford County government announced that bids are now being accepted by the Guilford County Purchasing Department to renovate the Horse Pen Creek Greenway’s Pedestrian Trail in the Fleming Terrace Road area.
The renovations will include demolishing a section of the existing pedestrian trail and adding elevation to prevent nuisance flooding.
The plan also calls for using partially buried pipes to carry rainwater under the elevated trail and includes “a low-height concrete retaining wall to be installed on the upstream side, to minimize wetland impacts.”
In addition, the work will involve clearing and grading, and the replacement of “unsuitable soils” “with foundation conditioning material.
It will include a new asphalt trail section with traffic control measures that are in compliance with the NC Department of Transportation and Guilford County regulations.
Bids for the project are being accepted at the county-owned BB&T Building at 201 W. Market St., Suite 304, Greensboro, 27401. The county’s Purchasing Department is accepting those bids until 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.
For those interested, there will be a virtual non-mandatory, pre-proposal virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 10 a.m. as well as a non–mandatory site walkthrough on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Details, bidding documents, drawings and specifications are available through Guilford County’s Vendor Self Service automated bidding system at: https://guilfordcountync.munisselfservice.com.
A bid deposit isn’t required for this project – and Guilford County reserves the right to reject any bid and “to waive informalities.”
Designing paved trails so that they work with the hydrology of the land that they traverse not only keeps the trails intact longer, it’s also a key way to mitigate the effects of greater rainfall triggered by Climate Change.
These green corridors will become more and more critical for public health, social life, active transportation and Climate Change mitigation as time passes. During the Pandemic they’ve been a lifeline.