Warren County Community and Economic Development has released an RFP for planning services for a multi-modal pathway to connect the municipalities of Macon, Norlina, and Warrenton. This side path is envisioned to run alongside Highways 158 Bypass and Business, as well us U.S. Hwy 401.
Planning would also take into consideration a connection into a mobility hub at a potential train station for future S-Line passenger rail in the Town of Norlina.
This route would connect one of the county’s only two grocery stores, as well as the following essential resources to local and healthy food resources and healthcare opportunities: the county farmers’ market, the only food bank in the county, all three of the pharmacies located in the county, the county health department, and several healthcare providers. Additionally, this route encompasses the county recreation complex, all three of the high schools in the county, the county’s one middle school, and one elementary school, as well as the school system’s central office.
A multi-modal pathway will encourage an active lifestyle, create safe transit and recreation opportunities, and provide residents a safe alternative to automotive transportation in getting from town to town, thereby helping to reduce emissions. Connecting the county’s only three municipalities with a multi-modal pathway has been advocated for by residents and businesses who are looking for safe and healthy lifestyle options, as well as an opportunity for economic growth for our small business communities.
The deadline for all RFP questions is January 20th; all questions and answers will be posted to the Warren County website by January 24th. RFP responses are due by February 3rd. The full RFP can be accessed on the county’s website by visiting https://www.warrencountync.com/842/RFP-for-Multi-Modal-Connector.
For more information on the RFP process, contact Charla Duncan, Director of Community and Economic
Development at 252-257-3115 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.