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Take a Stroll on Newly Enhanced Trails
Posted on February 1, 2021 7:00 AM by Sarah Carey
Categories: Life in New Town
Add steps to your daily walk and check out the improved trail section from Blythe Lane/Casey Boulevard at Roper Park to the Shirley Park Bridge behind the pool! It is nice and wide with the brush and trees cut way back and a new surface has been put down.
 
The black base material on the trail is recycled road base material which will compact and become firmer over time.  The pebbles were left mainly down the middle of the path but over time, with pedestrian traffic, they will spread and level out.  Halfway down the trail a culvert pipe was added to help prevent erosion washout from the outflow pipe from Roper Park area.   
 
Routine maintenance will be easier now that some of the wetness has been diverted. Gravel trails only need to be regraded every few years.

 
 
 
Comments
Comment By: Miranda Saumier
Posted on February 19, 2021 8:31 PM
The new gravel area does look so much better but Is anyone else finding the new gravel difficult to walk on? I’ve turned my ankles on this stuff. And the rest of the NT paths behind Discovery/Rollison Dr. are too stripped of gravel/mulch and have become super mucky in multiple areas. Not to mention tree roots are more exposed. Why were they stripped?

Last Edited: 02/19/2021 at 08:42 PM