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Groundbreaking held for Erie Rail Trail Section 3

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

The City of Huntington held a groundbreaking on Monday, April 10 at Yeoman Park for the Erie Rail Trail Section 3 that will provide trails for walking, running, jogging and a dog park. Officials from the city, engineering firm, DLZ and more were in attendance to help turn the soil to break the ground.

According to Dave Westropp of Wayne Asphalt, the company in charge of the trail construction, digging should begin soon with completion by mid to late summer.

The 1.2-mile trail segment will begin at the Erie Bridge, follow Briant Street to Yeoman Park, make its way through the park, cross Old U.S.-24 and terminate behind the Forest Glen baseball diamond at Huntington University, according to Mayor Brooks Fetters.

Shown in the photo from left are Seth Boyd, DLZ; Jim Dinius, Huntington Redevelopment Commission member; Jim Lewis, Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA); Greg Smitley, Huntington University; Brooks Fetters, Mayor, City of Huntington; Dave Westropp, Wayne Asphalt; Bryn Keplinger, director of Community Development and Redevelopment and Anthony Goodnight, director of City Public Works and Engineering Services.