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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Construction around Solite Park

Fayetteville Road around Solite Park is undergoing construction to widen the road. This project will create a four way intersection at Barbee and Fayetteville Roads with one side of this intersection being a new entrance into Solite Park. Once the intersection is completed, the current Fayetteville Road entrance to the park will be closed off. Weather permitting, this project is expected to last through fall 2019.

The park will remain open to the public during the construction. 

The sand volleyball courts are currently unavailable, but will be rebuilt as part of the project.

Construction updates and next steps as of July 16, 2019:

  1. The contractor will continue to haul in dirt to build the new intersection connection for Solite Park
  2. The contractor will begin to pave the west side of the project from Martin Luther King Jr Parkway to Solite Park
  3. The contractor will begin to install curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of the project from Martin Luther King Jr Parkway to Solite Park
  4. The contractor will begin to build the internal trail in Solite Park

These steps are weather dependent, and expected to take approximately one month. Upon completion of these steps, the American Tobacco Trail will require a detour to the internal Solite Park Trail. The detour will be needed to construct the road tie-in to Solite Park. 

Additional impacts will include shifting the existing driveway at Solite Park while fill material is being placed. A temporary driveway connection will be available during this time to provide access to the park.

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