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Pathways Partners to hold forum on new trail
The Fredericksburg Pathways Partners will hold a forum about the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. (it’s at 408 Canal St.)
As early as this month, construction may start on the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail, which will connect the two parts of the Rappahannock Canal Path, making a 3.1-mile loop. It’s just about right for a 5K race.
The project has been in the works for years and could finally become a reality at the beginning of the summer.
In March, the City Council approved City Manager Beverly Cameron’s recommendation to award the $1.5 million contract to build the trail to Fredericksburg-based W.C. Spratt, pending Virginia Department of Transportation approval.
The trail will begin near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. It will run north along Caroline Street, then west along Riverside Drive and Fall Hill Avenue to the Fall Hill Avenue crossing of the canal.
It will be a 10-foot-wide asphalt surface that will be usable by walkers, runners and bicyclists.
Most of the project will be finished by year’s end.