A new sidewalk connecting our downtown from Wilkesboro Avenue to the newest expansion of the Mulberry Fields Connector of the Yadkin Valley Greenway has been completed. The Yadkin Valley Greenway Council graciously assisted in paying for the connection and ourPublic Services Department worked in conjunction with the concrete contractor to make this project possible. The North Wilkesboro ABC Store is providing landscaping and continuous maintenance on the sidewalk. The Town is looking forward to a ribbon cutting on this newest expansion of the Greenway in the near future.
6th and Main Streetscape Construction
Streetscape and gateway work has been completed at the intersection of 6th and Main Streets in the downtown district. Design plans were submitted by McGill Engineering and approved by the Town Board. MBI Builders perfomed the construction work. The project included a new gateway sign, decorative pavers and sidewalk improvements. Cost was $287,000.00.
Industrial Park Elevated Water Tank
Construction of an elevated water tank on at the Town's Industrial Park on River Road would support industrial expansion and new development. A Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) grant in the amount of $580,000.00 has been received and will be and added to Golden Leaf funds in the amount of $420,000.00. Additional funds are being sought.
Mulberry Sewer Extension
Wilkes County, in partnership with the Town of North Wilkesboro, is extending a sewer line along Sparta Road from the Town's wastewater collection system to Mulberry Elementary School. The project is needed because the school's existing on-site septic system is failing. The project is being funded with a $1,151,665 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that has been awarded to Wilkes County. The County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for the project and oversee construction in consultation with North Wilkesboro, with the Town taking ownership of the new line after construction is complete. High Country Council of Governments is providing grant administration services for the project.
Smoot Park Splash Pad
Currently under construction with an estimated completion date of Fall 2020.