Funding received for Summerland trail repair

A popular Summerland walking trail, closed because of erosion, will reopen to the public next year after repairs are made.

A popular Summerland walking trail, closed because of erosion, will reopen to the public next year after repairs are made.

Don Darling, director of engineering and public works for the community, said a $67,500 grant has been received for repairs to the Summerland Centennial Trail. The total cost of repairing the trail is $135,000.

A section of the trail which measures 20 to 30 metres in length and three to five metres in height was affected by erosion. Darling said the slide was the result of natural erosion, although the erosion had been more severe in the last two years.

The trail will require stabilizing in order to make it safe and to prevent future slides.

While the funding has been received, the municipality must first issue a request for proposals and then award the contract work on the trail.

The work will begin early in the new year and will be finished by spring. Because paving work is not required, the work can be done during the winter months.

 

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