A better Wilkinson Boulevard will be built by the community.

The Build a Better Boulevard project will identify multi-modal transportation and streetscape design options and implementation strategies to improve the corridor at all scales, with a particular focus on how transportation and streetscape strategies impact placemaking and economic development. The study will take into account the current design of the highway, recommendations of any changes to the design of the highway, existing zoning and land uses as well as the goals and priorities of the communities the corridor impacts.

Check back with this page, as the Build a Better Boulevard team documents the process and develops recommendations to build a better Wilkinson Boulevard.


Build a Better Boulevard Schedule of Events:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2014


Two Rivers Ride:
Join members of the Belmont, Cramerton, and McAdenville communities in the first of what will become a regular community bicycle ride between and along the Catawba and South Fork Rivers in eastern Gaston County!

This inaugural Two River Ride starts at 5:00 p.m. at South Main Cycles in downtown Belmont, and will explore a 10 mile route along a variety of streets and paths in Belmont and Cramerton before finishing at Glenway Premium Pub in downtown Belmont.  

MONDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2014


Stakeholders Meetings:
Members of the community representing property and business owners along the Wilkinson Boulevard corridor will meet with the staff and consultant team in determining how to build a better Wilkinson Boulevard.

Opening Presentation:
Join the public at the Build a Better Boulevard Opening Presentation, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Cramerton Town Hall, introduced by Demetri Baches of Metrocology and presented by Rick Hall of Hall Planning & Engineering.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2014


Municipal Staffs Meeting:
Members of the municipal staffs of Belmont, Cramerton, and McAdenville will meet with the consultant members of the team in developing a framework for the proposals of the Build a Better Boulevard project, based on the input of the public and the recommendations of the Stakeholders.