At the Sep. 8 meeting of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Commission, Danea Gemmell, Acting City Engineer presented on the two Trail Improvements projects described elsewhere in this blog. The projects are funded, and will start this fiscal year. She is still waiting to hear about the Proposition 84 grant, and will hear if funding is granted later this fall. This grant will provide amenities for the Market Street trail site, and extend the trail to Willow Pass Road. For the Class I Bikeway, she’ll have Conservation Corps volunteers working on the trail, and security gates and dog facilities will be installed. The project design will be until June 2011, bids will go out in the summer and then construction a year from now.
Joan Carrico, Director of Community & Recreation Services told the commission “we did work with the Monument Community Partnership Transportation Advisory Committee.” “The Monument Community Partnership is very happy to see these improvements in the community.”