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Washington-Greenville Greenway
Feasibility Study

The Mid-East Rural Planning Organization and partners are soliciting community input on the Washington-Greenville Greenway Feasibility Study.  


Community members can provide feedback by taking an online survey at the link included below or a paper copy distributed by partner agencies.  


The survey will be open for public comment through May 19, 2023.

The proposed Washington-Greenville Greenway is a 20-mile corridor in Beaufort and Pitt Counties connecting the existing South Tar River Greenway in Greenville and Downtown Washington. The proposed corridor follows the Tar River from the South Tar River Greenway, beginning at the Greenville Town Common and paralleling the Tar River to the Mac “Bear” Hodges Festival Park in Downtown Washington. The Washington-Greenville Greenway is a critical missing link in the regional greenway network and is the proposed corridor for segments of the East Coast Greenway’s coastal route. The Washington-Greenville Greenway Feasibility Study will evaluate potential route scenarios along roadways and off-road corridors to determine the preferred route. The study will also develop cost estimates and an implementation plan to construct the trail. 


The project is led by the Mid-East Rural Planning Organization, with the following supporting partners: Beaufort County, Pitt County, City of Greenville, City of Washington, Village of Simpson, Town of Grimesland, Town of Chocowinity, NCDOT Division 2, Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GUAMPO), and the East Coast Greenway Alliance. 


About the East Coast Greenway 

The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000-mile walking and biking route from Maine to Florida that connects major cities, small towns, and parklands along the Eastern Seaboard. In North Carolina, the ECG spine route passes through the cities of Durham, Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Wilmington, while the coastal route begins in Dismal Swamp State Park at the Virginia border and meanders along the coast passing through the cities of Greenville, Washington, and Jacksonville before connecting to the spine route in Wilmington. The ECG is currently 28% complete in North Carolina. 

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