News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/19/2013 3:30:03 PM to 11/20/2013 9:13:56 AM.

News Flash

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: November 19, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City Council agenda includes vote on Riverwalk Trail funds

Danville city seal

Danville City Council is scheduled tonight to vote on whether to assign $1.25 million for the next phase of the Riverwalk Trail along the Dan River. This phase would connect the Riverwalk Trail from the north bank of the Dan River to the Main Street Plaza under construction on the river’s south bank. A pedestrian and bicycle lane across the northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge would connect the two.

The Riverwalk on the Dan is an 8.5-mile, paved trail for pedestrians and bicyclists, with routes on the north and south banks of the river. This phase would provide a second connection of those routes, which currently are linked only at the Crossing at the Dan on Craghead Street.

Construction would begin in the spring. The $1.25 million includes state grants totaling $1 million.

The council agenda also includes scheduled votes to assign $1.4 million in state money received by the city for use in the Mount Cross Road widening project and to accept a grant of $520,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to assist North American Mold Technology in starting its operation.

The Mount Cross Road widening project would extend from Lowes Drive to the west city limits. The improvements would include widening Mount Cross Road to four lanes from Lowes Drive to Parker Road with a raised grass median. From Parker Road to Womack Drive, the four lanes would have a 12 feet center turn lane, and then transition to two lanes with wider shoulders.

The city received the $1.4 million after City Council in April appropriated $3.2 million in state and federal funds for this project. The City will continue to pursue any available funds to complete construction. It is estimated that this concept plan will cost $6 million. The project currently is in the design phase.

North American Mold Technology will assemble, repair and service tire molds for U.S. and foreign tire manufactures. In September, the company announced plans to form its business in Danville and hire 120 workers at a pay scale well above average. In addition, the company is investing $4.35 million in developing its Danville facility, which will be the former Corning plant.

Later in a work session, Council will discuss acceptance of a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund for North American Mold Technology.

The council agenda also includes five public hearings, including a special use permit to allow the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History to extend its operation to a structure at 126 Sutherlin Ave.

To view the complete council agenda, go to www.danville-va.gov and click on the link to council agendas/minutes. The link is located on the left rail of the homepage.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Lane closures slated for Audubon Drive

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Report: Violent crime continues to drop

Posted on: January 20, 2023
BRAVE Logo with Partners

Project B.R.A.V.E. sees early successes

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Danville Police Youth Academy

Youth Police Academy slots fill quickly

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Cabin Fever logo

Cabin Fever Music Series opens Saturday

Posted on: January 4, 2023
Mayor Jones presides following today's vote

Jones to continue as the city’s mayor

Posted on: January 3, 2023

City will study pay organization-wide

Posted on: December 21, 2022

Holiday Light Show wraps up this week

Posted on: December 19, 2022

City presents Children & Youth Master Plan

Posted on: December 16, 2022
Audubon Drive map

Lane closures slated for Audubon Drive

Posted on: December 16, 2022