Wednesday, May 29

NCDOT Needs Feedback on Proposed Trail Expansion Project in Randleman

RANDLEMAN N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public input on plans to extend the Deep Rivier Trail in Randleman.

The proposed project would extend the existing 1-mile Deep River Nature Trail in Randleman on both ends, creating a 5.6-mile trail segment along the Deep River that includes a scenic natural surface trail loop in a Deep River oxbow near Randleman Lake.

The Deep River Trail expansion is one of 10 projects identified as part of the Great Trails State Implementation Report as having the most impact and being most ready for implementation. NC DOT says the projects were chosen for their equity benefits and connectivity to the larger state trails network.

The project cost is estimated to be around two million dollars with some potential funding coming from the NC Land and Water Fund, NC Water Resources, Recreational Trails Program, Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, NCDOT bicycle and pedestrian funding.

“We’re excited to hear feedback from the public about what they’d like to see in trail projects in their community,” says Brennon Fuqua, IMD’s interim director. “With the steps identified in the report and public input, we look forward to continued work with our partners to further improve North Carolina as the Great Trails State.”

Members of the public located in Randolph County can provide feedback through a survey starting Feb. 1st. at the link below:

Deep River State Trail in Randleman (Randolph) Survey