The Cape Charles Town Council approved a resolution that requests assistance from the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission in preparation and submission of a project application to the Virginia Department of Transportation through its SMART SCALE 2020 Application Process for construction of a multi-use trail between Mason Avenue and U.S. Route 13.
In 2018, Cape Charles Town Council signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Northampton County and Canonie Atlantic to participate with the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (ANPDC) in applying for funding to construct Phase IV of the Southern Tip Bike & Hike Trail.
Phase IV would bring the trail into Town along the railroad right-of-way on the south side of SR 184, for a total of about 12.5 miles. It would connect to a
planned future phase of the Cape Charles Community Trail.
While the VDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding has been on hold, there is now an opportunity to apply for VDOT funding under the Smart Scale program.
If approved, there would be no local funding match required. The application deadline is August 3, 2020.