Not only is the North Shore market area getting new lights and some road improvements. Now it’s getting an extension of the Rivers Trail along one stretch.
City transportation planner Erin Felker said Monday the sidewalk on the south side of Tranquille Road between Leigh Road and Royal Avenue will be transformed into a wider multi-use pathway.
The widening and improvements to transform the sidewalk will help connect the trail from the north end of the Overlanders Bridge to the side streets that lead to McArthur Island.
A public information session is slated for Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wilson House, 115 Tranquille Rd., for anyone interested in seeing what the changes will look like or to have questions answered.
Felker said the cost of the project is estimated at $500,000 for the south side improvements, which also include curb and gutter upgrades. The north side of the same stretch of Tranquille gets some beautification, too, with new planter boxes and some other improvements for an additional $100,000.
The upgrades are being done now to coincide with the City’s efforts to improve lighting and roads along the Tranquille corridor this summer.
The project is expected to go to tender in June, and work could begin right away. It’s scheduled to be done by October.