the Town of Mount Pleasant is currently in the design stages of a pilot project for the Mount Pleasant Way multiuse path initiative. The Six Mile Cultural Heritage Trail is a project identified from the Mount Pleasant Way Master Plan Study completed in January of this year. This 2,400 linear foot segment will parallel Rifle Range Road from the intersection at Six Mile Road north to the new trailhead parking area for the Rifle Range Park. The trail is proposed to be 10 feet wide and will include several small parks that highlight the culture and history of the Six Mile Community.
The Mount Pleasant Way project is a proposed network of connected multi-use paths intended for non-motorized users that will link key portions of the Town including recreation facilities, parks, schools, neighborhoods, commercial zones, etc. The intent of this network is to provide safe and efficient infrastructure for alternative modes of transportation for our residents and visitors to use for both recreation and commuting purposes to noteworthy attractions within the Town. This project is a multi-phased endeavor that will take years to fully implement:
Phase 1 of this project consist of the development of a Master Plan for the multi-use network which will define the proposed routes, help create a vision for the path both aesthetically and functionally, develop implementation strategies and outline potential funding opportunities. This phase will include several public meetings, development of stakeholder groups, charrettes and will be a fully inclusive process for all interested parties to provide their comments and input on the direction of the project.
Phase 2 will involve the implementation of the path defined within Phase 1. Segments will be constructed based on a prioritized project ranking matrix which will include items such as ease of construction, availability of funding, connectivity to existing attractions and existing infrastructure.
The first pilot project is currently going through the design process. This is a segment of trail proposed between the intersection of Rifle Range Road at Six Mile Road and the Hamlin Park parking area currently under construction.
April 2021 - Stakeholder Meeting for Pilot Project