Elizabeth River Trail reroute begins

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Norfolk, Va. – A portion of the Elizabeth River Trail from just southwest of Olney Road to south of Plum Point Park closes on Monday, February 18 for the public’s safety during the construction of the new Midtown Tunnel.

Simultaneously, the rerouted Elizabeth River Trail comprised of Redgate Avenue, Stockley Gardens, Olney Road and Botetourt Street will open.

The current trail is located right where we need to work,” said Elizabeth River Crossings Construction Manager, Dallas Marlow.

“Rerouting the path allows us to safely build the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project.”

Marlow said contractors have been making improvements to the streets along the rerouted trail since November.

“Once the Project is complete in 2016, the community will receive a new-and-improved Elizabeth River Trail that includes a permanently widened trail section (from 11 to 14 feet), and a new 14-foot trestle bridge for pedestrians.”

Improvements along the rerouted trail include: new sidewalks and crosswalks; restoration of existing sidewalks where needed; the repair and replacement of sewer covers, and other enhancements to increase pedestrian safety.

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