BETHLEHEM (February 17, 2022) — Wittenburg Access Area is currently in construction. According to Jennifer Bennett, Recreation Planner for Duke Energy, the initial phase of the project, which included repaving and striping of the existing boat ramp parking area and construction of additional boat ramp parking, is underway and nearing completion. Bennett expects the access to the boat ramps and limited parking will reopen in early March. Construction has begun on the new day-use facilities including a swim beach, new trail accessing the fishing pier and new picnic facilities, along with restrooms at the beach and boat ramp areas, with completion expected in late 2022. Alexander County staff indicated that the one-mile nature trail will be completed by the end of February. Trail signage will be installed in the near future. Access to the trail will be based on Duke’s schedule for opening the access area. The paved parking lot is complete.