Photo: Mayor Jim Eglinski shows Richard Neufeld just where the new trails will go. At the end of this story you can download a map of the new trails. Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
B.C. Energy Minister and local MLA Richard Neufeld was on hand at City Hall today, as the Province announced a grant of almost $400,000 towards a new community trail project in the city.
As part of the LocalMotion program, the City will receive $387,000 towards a new trail project expected to cost around $754,000. Minister Neufeld says $40 million of Provincial money is up for grabs and he wants to see local municipalities cash in.
The new project will be a 1.5 km trail built along 86th Street between 101st and 109th Avenues. It will wind through the Surerus Sports fields, and link the northern and southern areas of the city. Mayor Jim Eglinski says he’s excited to see more expansion of the trail system.
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The Mayor says plans are to begin construction of the new trail soon and he hopes it will be completed this fall. He also reiterated his committment to the trails, saying he one day hopes the trails will run across Fort St. John, and from Charlie Lake to Taylor.