Big things are happening for local trails.
The River Valley Alliance (RVA) would like to see a pedestrian bridge along Hwy 15, linking the trail systems from Fort Saskatchewan to Sturgeon County.
As the River Valley Alliance wraps up phase one of its capital development program, they're shifting their focus to the future.
RVA executive director, Brent Collingwood presented Fort Saskatchewan council with information on phase two (2018-2022) at their meeting last week.
“The way it works is the municipalities decide the projects that are the highest priority for them,” said Collingwood.
Municipalities pay for the project and then submit the cost to the RVA for review and are reimbursed for two thirds of the cost.
“It’s working with Fort Saskatchewan and the provincial government, minister of transportation and infrastructure on trying to get them to see that putting in the pedestrian bridge at the twinning of Hwy 15 bridge, is the most cost efficient and appropriate way we can connect pedestrians staying on the trail system,” added Collingwood.
Right now, the $100 million phase two project will potentially see 33 kilometres of new trails, four more pedestrian bridges and three water access points.
Final touches on phase one will be completed by the end of 2018.