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Why did they survey one side of Middle Sound Loop Road?

Lydia Coutre
StarNews

Q. Why have you surveyed one side of road on Middle Sound Loop Road from Gorman Plantation to just past Emerald Forest? They have surveyed around the school also.

A. MyReporter hasn’t actually surveyed anything, so we took the question to the county.

It’s part of a project to extend an 8-10 foot wide multi-use path from Ogden Elementary School down through Red Cedar Road to Covil Farm Road to a path on Military Cutoff.

It has been a “labor of love” for the past four to five years, said New Hanover County Senior Planner Sam Burgess.

The county has had to coordinate with N.C. Department of Transportation, since Covil Farm is a public road, to determine where the underground utilities are located.

Burgess said the county is in the process of securing the rights of way. Conservatively speaking, he said, it may be another year before “we actually see some fruit being beared on this particular path here.”

“It’s going to be a wonderful thing for cyclists and also pedestrians to have a safe haven from school or the Middle Sound area all the way down to the established multi-use path that you and I see when we head down Military Cutoff,” Burgess said.

Here’s a map in of the Covil Farm bike lanes and Middle Sound Greenway.

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