GOSHEN — Plans are in motion to build a new bike trail on the northwest side of Goshen to connect a shopping center to C.R. 30, but before construction starts, the city’s engineering department wants to hear from area residents.
A public meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Reliance Fire Station, 1728 Reliance Road, to discuss the 2.6-mile Northwest Bike Trail.
A concrete bike trail measuring 10 feet wide with 2-foot shoulders will connect to the existing sidewalk on the north side of C.R. 30 and continue west toward C.R. 17. The trail will travel north along C.R 17 and turn west on C.R. 28 to an existing road that leads to a city-owned sewer lift station. The trail will continue north along the access road to the shopping center that includes Sam’s Club, Walmart and other stores.
A short section of boardwalk may be built between C.R. 28 and the shopping center to minimize impacts to wetlands in the area.
The city anticipates construction to begin in August 2016 and wrap up by early summer 2017, city civil engineer Mary Cripe said.
More information, including preliminary design plans, is posted at projects.dlz.com/goshen/nwbiketrail.
Contact the Goshen Engineering Department at 574-534-2201 with questions and concerns.
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