Thursday , 21 October 2021

Iron Horse Trail through Glendon to be paved

Glendon residents will see an improvement to the Iron Horse Trail.

M.D. council approved paving the Iron Horse Trail between Range Roads 482 and 485, including through the Village of Glendon.

“It’s a heavily used portion of the trail, lots of folks from the village as well as people on the outside. That will be paved. It will make a nice walking, riding area for folks to use,” said Reeve Greg Sawchuk.

Council approved paving the entire width of the trail to reduce maintenance costs in the coming years.

Just under five kilometres of the trail will be paved.

A decision will come back to council next meeting to pave the staging area at the Beaver River Trestle.

They are waiting to get more information on the exact dimensions of the project that will ensure a wheelchair user can access the trestle. Both projects will need to be approved by Northeast Muni-Corr Ltd.

Some areas on the Iron Horse Trail have been shut-down due to the construction of the waterline from Cold Lake to Bonnyville.

Reeve Sawchuk urged people to be careful of the construction areas.

“Muni-Corr, the trail society were concerned that it was not that easy to go around, they [residents] weren’t being provided a trail to go around. Again, you’ve got a moving construction site going down the trail. They have to worry about safety and so they block it off so no one comes whipping with their quad into an open-cut ditch,” said Sawchuk.

It is believed that portions of the trail will be closed at different stages of construction in the waterline.

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