Elizabeth River Trail reopens in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. – The final section of the Elizabeth River Trail re-opened in Norfolk on Thursday after undergoing improvements and enhancements over the past few years.

The Elizabeth River Trail is a biking and pedestrian trail in the City of Norfolk that has transformed several former railroad rights-of-ways, connected predominantly by off-road and some on-road trails, into an urban trail.

Sections of the Elizabeth River Trail were closed to the public since Midtown Tunnel construction preparations began in December of 2012.

Approximately $100,000 worth of permanent roadway improvements were incorporated along Redgate Avenue, Stockley Gardens, Olney Road and Botetourt Street to provide a viable detour during the closure and increase safety for trail enthusiasts.

Enhancements include sidewalk restorations; the repair and replacement of sewer covers; additional pedestrian signage; freshly painted crosswalks; and a paved loop connection linking to the upgraded main trail.

These improvements will be permanently incorporated into the Norfolk Bikeways and Trail Network.

Click here to check out a map of the trail network.

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