UPDATE 7/28/20: Mats have been laid through the bike trail area. Duke Energy anticipates driving foundations in the vicinity of the bike trail the middle of next week. Please use caution while using the bike trails.
UPDATE: Duke Energy plans to start laying mats the week of July 27th. Please use caution while using the bike trails.
Duke Energy will be working on the transmission line adjacent to Juvenile Center Drive from July 2020-February 2021. Blue Clay Bike Trail users should use caution during this time. Duke Energy does not intend to close the bike trail for the entire 6 month period, but there will be mats in the ROW that may impact trail users. They will start laying the mats in the vicinity of Juvenile Center Drive, the bike trail and associated parking lot in late July 2020. These mats will be in place through Feb 2021. Duke Energy will post signage about the mats and to “watch your step”.
Please use caution while using the trails during construction. Trail users should anticipate matting, and momentary delays while heavy equipment passes through the area.
Later in the year, Duke Energy will need to close the parking lot and trail while they pull in the new wire. This activity will require us to close the trail and parking lot for 2-4 weeks for safety reasons. Duke Energy will coordinate with the County as the dates of the closure become more definite, and updates will be posted here.