Knox County officials will officially open the Calloway Ridge Trailhead today (5/11) with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. The Trailhead is just west of the Northshore Drive roundabout with parking at the old bridge. The trail is accessible for runners and mountain bikes.
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Commission chair Larsen Jay, Commission vice chair John Schoonmaker and others will be on hand. This event will preview the overall master plan for pedestrian improvements along the Concord / Northshore / Cove / Choto corridor.
The grading, paving, turn-in, signage and lighting work on this project was completed by Knox County Engineering & Public Works.
This trailhead is Phase I of the larger Northshore Safety, Wellness & Connectivity Project that will ultimately connect two dangerous stretches of Northshore Drive, officials said. Key elements include improved roadway safety for residents, healthy access to The Cove at Concord Park, and customer connectivity to local business. Once complete, the project will serve 371 businesses and 11,351 residents in 5,280 households within 1.5 miles.
Plans for Phase 2 will be revealed at the ribbon cutting. Other partners who may be in attendance including Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and Legacy Parks Foundation.