In 2008, staff from Cary, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and Wake County worked jointly to identify property suitable for a high school located south of White Oak Creek at the intersection of Green Level Church Road and Roberts Road. The master plan for this high school was also jointly developed between the Town and WCPSS and included a parking lot designated as a future trailhead. The trailhead will provide access to the White Oak Creek Greenway and be maintained by the Town of Cary.
In 2013, NCDOT replaced the bridge over White Oak Creek at Green Level Church Road. When the bridge was replaced, the Town funded $395,343 of improvements to the bridge. The bridge was raised to allow for the future grade-separated crossing of Green Level Church Road, so White Oak Creek Greenway could extend to the American Tobacco Trail. Also, a 10’ wide sidewalk with barrier on the bridge will facilitate a connection from the White Oak Creek Greenway to the Green Level High School and trailhead.
Green Level High School, currently under construction, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.
The initial scope of the project is to develop a trailhead parking lot with approximately 20 parking spaces, facilitating a greenway connection to White Oak Creek Greenway, and building future restroom facilities on the site adjacent to Green Level High School. This will be a connection point via Green Level Church Road to White Oak Creek Greenway and ultimately the American Tobacco trail via the White Oak Creek Greenway Project, Phase V (American Tobacco Trail Connection).
The Town will be responsible for the design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of the parking lot and any facilities on the leased property. The general public will have access to the trailhead at all times during the day.
Project Cost and Schedule
The appropriated budget is $185,000 for the design, construction, and administration of the project.
- Design and permitting completed
- Spring 2019: Begin construction
- Spring 2020: Complete construction
Project is currently under construction.
Paul Kuhn, PLA
Facilities Design & Construction Manager
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary