Now that the pandemic is coming to an end and people are going back to the office rather than walking their dogs eight hours a day, the City of High Point is conducting some work on the greenway through the city.

The section of the High Point Greenway between North Centennial Street and University Parkway will be closed for much of the summer but is expected to open back up in about two months, sometime in mid-August.

 This week, the City of High Point announced the closure – which will be done for needed maintenance – will begin on Monday, June 14.

According to a press release from the City of High Point, there are no alternate greenway routes through this section of the city, however, city parks officials point out that the other parts of the High Point Greenway will remain open.

The greenway, which runs a distance of about five miles through the city is a paved path that connects parks, High Point University and various natural areas.  It was built to encourage city residents to get outside more, enjoy nature and stay in shape.

“The High Point Greenway can be accessed at Armstrong Park, Burnett Park and Piedmont Environmental Center,” the press release states.

 It adds that the city’s Bicentennial Greenway, which runs from Penny Road to Gallimore Dairy Road, will also remain open.

Lee Tillery, the director of the High Point Parks and Recreation Department, offered an apology to those who had been hoping to use the shut-down section of the greenway over the next couple of months.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and will ensure information is available when this project is complete,” Tillery stated.