Last week while biking the Riverside Park trail extension behind Just Foods Co-op, I notice that all the rock had been dug out of area around a light pole. The next day, it was put back in place. What was that about?
The segment on 5th between Union and Washington (paved last year) does not yet have lanes. 5th St’s bike lanes extend to Water St. where they connect to the Riverside Park trail extension that was installed last year… and which connects to the Mill Towns Trail via the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge.
Are there other places in Northfield with bike lanes in which car parking has been restricted to only one side of the street?
The new trail segment connecting downtown Northfield to the Mill Towns Trail through Riverside Park was dedicated to Maggie Lee this morning.
Sean Simonson, City of Northfield’s Engineering Tech Coordinator, wrote in last week’s Friday Memo that the “trail dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 10th.”
The Riverside Trail Extension connects downtown with the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge over the Cannon River at Hwy 3 and then on to the Mill Towns Trail.
The $245,000 to construct the trail came from the City’s Master Development District Fund.
Update 7/12: I’ve added these two photos taken on 6/27 that show the signs urging people to walk their bikes around the corner.
Sunram Construction resumed construction work this week on the trail extension between 5th St. and Riverside Park. Funding for the work is from the City’s Master Development District Fund.
The routing of the new trail ($245,000 from the City’s Master Development District Fund) from the Mill Towns Trail bridge through Riverside Park will evidently necessitate the removal of (some? all?) the trees along the river adjacent to the 5th St. bridge. Among the larger trees there are three Norway (red) pines, an ash, a Chinese elm, and a diseased American elm.
When I saw in last week’s Nfld News (River trail, bridge are on course) that $240,000 is being allocated for the 600 feet from the new Mill Towns Trail (MTT) bridge through Riverside Park to 5th St. and Water St., I wondered where that money is coming from. And as I dug a bit, I discovered that it’s also not easy to figure out where the money came from to pay for the $820,000 for the bridge.
Help is needed! (continued)