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Kewash Nature Trail Reopens After Three Week Paving Project

Posted: Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

The Kewash Nature Trail reopened Friday night, for the enjoyment of hikers, bicyclists, and those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

The trail was closed for three weeks while contractors worked on paving the Kiwi Avenue Crossing. Contractors finished grading the pavement Friday afternoon, and Conservation Board Director Steve Anderson says this is the perfect time to go out on the trail, as the raspberries are now ripe for picking. Anderson comments on the trail’s progress. “It has been excellent, we’ve had great cooperation of the weather, the coordinator, we’re especially thankful to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for helping fund it. We’re just in the final phases, like I say the contractor’s out there right now doing just a little bit of final grading, and by this evening you’re welcome to go right on through and it will be open.”

The project was funded in part by a $27,846 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Kiwi Avenue Crossing, which is west of the Crooked Creek Bridge, was the former home of a railroad trestle, which was muddy and difficult to navigate for bicyclists, according to Anderson.