Wake Forest area residents are invited to the official grand opening of the Upper Neuse Connector on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m.
The Upper Neuse Connector is a 558-foot bridge that spans the Neuse River and connects Wake Forest’s Smith Creek Greenway with Raleigh’s Upper Neuse River Greenway. The Neuse River Greenway Trail is part of an extensive 28-mile greenway system that when completed in 2013 will link Wake Forest, Knightdale, Clayton and Raleigh.
The grand opening ceremony will include brief remarks by Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, and Greenways Advisory Board Chair Jan Ammons. It will conclude with an awe-inspiring ribbon-cutting atop the center of the bridge overlooking the Neuse River.
The Upper Neuse Connector is located at the southern end of Wake Forest’s Smith Creek Greenway and can be accessed at Burlington Mills Road, just west of Bratt Avenue. The bridge is located approximately one mile south of the trailhead.
For more information about the “Function at the Junction,” including downloadable maps of available parking and access options, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/function-at-the-junction.aspx.