The non motorized path becomes a reality, what started two years ago as a concept and dream takes form and shape and will become a usable form of transportation for pedestrians and bicycles tomorrow. Phase One of a mile long three year project will be open tomorrow afternoon. This section will connect the subdivision to the east of the elementary school with the school itself. In the past a sidewalk ended at woods and the school was 700 feet beyond. This first phase opens that up and phase two begins next year at the opposite end at Main Street and Barker and continues westward toward the school to the west. Phase three will follow and connect the two. Phase three has some existing sidewalk. When complete pedestrians and bicyclists will have safe passage along some hazardous sections of roadway. Our second phase crosses an at grade rail crossing, a drain and creek, a freeway exit ramp and a freeway entrance ramp and traverses a bridge under the freeway. In most instances, travel along this road lands a cyclist or pedestrian in the roadway. That will be a thing of the past and the passage between downtown and the three main subdivisions and elementary school will be a safe one. YAY!
Workers have scrambled and worked in the rain for the last three days putting the finishing touches and railings on the elevated deck portions. More pictures tomorrow of the festivities.