Friday, May 17, 2013
County Commissioner Art De La Cruz, community members and elementary students cut the ribbon to open a renovated segment of the Bosque Trail on May 10. The ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off the Tour del Bosque, a new county event happening annually on Mother's Day weekend.
“With this part of the Bosque Trail now complete, this weekend is the ideal time to get out and get active,” says Commissioner Art De La Cruz. “The Tour del Bosque is an event for the whole family.”
Over 4.5 miles of Bosque Trail improvements were made between Tingley Drive and the South Diversion Channel, near Rio Bravo Boulevard.
Improvements included the installation of a sturdier, thicker pavement in identified trail sections, the elimination of bumps and cracks that were previously on the trail, and an added cross-slope for better trail drainage.
Some added trail features include a new trail connection to Bridge Boulevard from the Bosque Trail for better accessibility and the elimination of dead trees. Five benches at key locations and new access gates and signage were also added.
The four-month project was completed ahead of schedule and cost $1 million.
Construction continues on the bicycle monitoring stations at Bridge and at Rio Bravo Boulevard that will count bicyclists and pedestrians for further trail planning purposes.
For more info about the Tour del Bosque, click here.
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