New bike trail to connect Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Jacksonville residents and visitors will soon be able to bike to Camp Lejeune once crews finish up the Lejeune Trail and Greenway.

The new trail, which is nearly complete, will connect to six miles of existing loops in the city and allow those who work on base to bike to work.

“People come from out of town all the time just to ride on the trails that we currently have,” said Anthony Prinz, Jacksonville transportation director. “We fully expect since this is creating a loop within the downtown area by connecting to our existing trails that a lot of folks are really going to want to use this trail when it’s done.”

The trail will start at New Bridge Street next to Brewed Awakenings and will run to the existing Rails to Trails Bridge at Wilson Gate.

The trail is due to be finished by spring, but the city says it expects it to be done ahead of schedule.

The $1.5 million project received funding from the NCDOT and the FHSA.

 

 

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