Hard Surface Parking and Connector Completed at Pittard Sears

Parking Space at P-Sears

TRTC has completed efforts to put in compliant parking and a new hard surface connector trail. Our efforts on this started in May 2017 with the clearing of a dozen trees and later efforts that year to install a 20' culvert and grind the stumps. The concrete connector is ~180' long, 8' wide where it meets the ATT, tapering to 5' wide for the rest of its length. The project includes one concrete parking space with an attached aisle that is ADA compliant for van and auto access by the handicapped and an expanded hard surface area around the fountain. When the State approved our plans to put in this trailhead in 2012 no requirements for ADA compliance were included but by 2017 we were notified that the State considers TRTC to be the "owners" of this lot since we had built it. We were able to build these improvements thanks to contributions from the Tobacco Road Marathon over several years and smaller donations from individual donors. We hope ATT users enjoy these improvements.

End of Year Report from TRTC

Take a look at our 2018 End-of-Year Letter to catch up on what we have been doing on the ATT and Eagle Spur Trail.

New Parking Area At Scott King Road

Earlier in July, City of Durham contractors broke ground to construct a new lot on the east side of the ATT just south of Scott King. The initial funding for this lot was authorized in 2014 and after the initial bids received in 2016 the City had to allocate additional funds to support a second bidding cycle. Site plans call for parking for ~20 cars and 3 horse trailers. Vehicle access to this lot will be via the Duke Energy substation access just east of the trail. There is no hard date for completion but mid-Fall seems a good estimate.

Fountain is Closed for the Winter at Pittard Sears

Fountain at Pittard Sears parking area.

To protect the numerous delicate parts in our fountain, we shut it down in late November. Weather permitting, we'll re-open it in late March.

2017 Letter from TRTC

We've been fairly active again this year so wanted give all our trail supporters a brief re-cap of what we did and some of our plans for 2018. Click on this link to open the 2017 LETTER

Work on Improvements at Pittard Sears Trailhead

Finishing Culvert Install at Pittard Sears

NC DOT is requiring TRTC to make a number of upgrades to bring the parking and fountain area and the connection trail into compliance with Federal and State disability rules.
Starting on September 27th, we moved over 10 cubic yards of crushed aggregates from the parking area at Pittard Sears Road about 175' to cover a 20 foot long plastic culvert on the west side of the ATT. A few volunteers came out on the 29th and 30th and allowed us to finish by noon on the 30th. In 2018 this culvert will be part of a new connector trail with a hard surface we'll be putting in to bring this facility into compliance with Federal and State disability rules. This surface has not been compacted and can be expected to settle and harden over the next 6 months.

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