Bike Trail from Tomar Park to Cliff Avenue Closes September 11 for Improvement Project

A portion of the bike trail between Tomar Park and Cliff Avenue, located along the Big Sioux River, will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Monday, September 11, 2017, to allow for reconstruction of the trail. Detour routes have been identified and will be signed to allow for safe connectivity to the entire trail system. This is the second phase of construction for this project, and it is scheduled to be fully completed later this fall.

“We divided the project into two phases to allow the public use of the trail during the popular summer months. Bicyclists, walkers, runners, and other trail users will love this new trail when it is complete,” says Mike Patten, Park Development Specialist.

The trail counters confirm this section of trail to be the most popular section in town. Total counts at Spencer Park exceed 216,000 users annually, with more than half of them being cyclists. This project will create a wider trail section, a smoother surface, improved sightlines, and better drainage.

Trail users are urged to use caution when near the construction area.

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