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Monday June 17th, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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The Riverfront trail system is getting some upgrades.

Starting today, the asphalt will replace gravel in a portion of the riverfront trail between Aylmer Street and the Bert Weeks Memorial Fountain.

On top of this work, the city will also begin building a trail at the east end of the existing riverfront trail near Hiram Walker. Building fences, grading and raising the grade are the first priorities in preparation for extending the trail from Moy to Lincoln Avenue.

“The riverfront trail is a jewel for our community,” said Mayor Eddie Francis. “By upgrading an existing area and also extending the trail further, we offer residents and visitors even more opportunity to be active while appreciating its incredible views.”

“Trails in parks have become increasingly popular,” explains John Miceli, Executive Director of Parks and Facilities. “Seniors use them for exercise; people cycle; and families walk together on a regular basis. The trail improvements will provide increased accessibility and connections to other parts of the city.”

The $150,000 riverfront trail upgrades are funded by the City of Windsor. All the work is weather dependant, with a projected completion date for the asphalt trail from Alymer to Bert Weeks by late June and the Hiram Walker trail from Moy to Lincoln Avenue by the end of July.

Hiram Walker trail extension from Moy to Lincoln Avenue as seen on Google

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