The West River Trail is open and looking gorgeous in its autumn finery!
When passing through the bridge construction area, follow signs and take extra care at intersections between trail and construction work. As an additional safety precaution, please keep pets on a leash.
The next trail talk will be held November 5th. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead at 8 am and the talk will begin at 8:15 am. For more Information about the bridge project, please contact Bonnie Clark, Public Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note from Jason Cooper on the West River Trail workday:
“It was a beautiful fall day. Cool with just a hint of rain at one point. We repaired some erosion on the hills of the I-91 bridge construction bypass trail. Beyond that we cleared drainage culverts and ditches, drying out some wet spots and cleared several branches that had come down along the trail. We even had one volunteer who replaced the gate post that someone had pulled out of the ground at the Rice Farm trailhead.
We got a lot done! As we were wrapping up for the day people began pulling out cheese, chocolate, hot cider and goodies to share, tasty rewards for a job well done, a few hours well spent, in the good company of others. Many thanks to Michael Esposito, Lester Humphreys, Malcolm Moore, Scott Hurley, Kathleen White, Jim Webster, Hank Lange and Marcia Steckler for coming out to help improve the trail. And to Elin Waagen for taking photos.
The trail is now clear and in good shape for the winter. As I rode the trail this past Sunday I was pleased to see how many people of all ages were out enjoying it”.
The West River Trail is open from the northern trailhead to a point just north of the bridge construction area. The northern trailhead access location is on Rice Farm Road, about a mile south of the Iron Bridge. The trail is closed at the Marina Trailhead and through access will not be permitted from the north. Truck activity on the West River Trail will be increasing heavily throughout the spring and summer. For everyone’s safety, recreational users of the West River Trail should seek out alternative access points to the West River Trail or one of several other trails available to the community. Signage at the Marina Trailhead and Rice Farm Road Trailhead will indicate current trail status. Check the project’s website for the current status of the trail.
If you would like additional information, or would like to add others to this distribution list, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. email@example.com.
Work beneath the bridge will continue for the week of November 24th. Monday through Wednesday, the trail will be closed at the Marina Trailhead and through access will not be permitted from the north, due to construction activities. The full trail will be open Thanksgiving Thursday through Sunday.
The Trail is always open from the northern trailhead to a point just north of the bridge construction area. The northern trailhead access location is on Rice Farm Road in Dummerston, about a mile south of the Iron Bridge.
Signage at the Marina Trailhead and Rice Farm Road Trailhead will indicate current trail status. In addition, the current status of the trail will be posted on the project’s website.
If you would like additional information, please contact Cindy Cook, Public Relations Officer, Adamant Accord, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org.