Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Windsor Essex Parkway construction to disrupt trails

"WINDSOR, Ont. — Cyclists, runners and nature lovers who use the network of trails in the Spring Garden nature area can expect some temporary disruptions or detours as the $1.6-billion Windsor-Essex Parkway is built, but the payoff will be worth it, a Ministry of Transportation spokesman said Tuesday.

To the left and right of the highway linking the 401 to a new downriver bridge will be 20 kilometres of trails designed with bridges and tunnels so you can start at Howard Avenue and make it all the way to Malden Road, 11 kilometres, without ever having to cross a street. And this new trail system will be linked at a number of points to the city’s existing trail system, known as the West Windsor Recreationway."