Itching to use the Lake Mary Road Bike Path in its entirety? Here’s the latest status update. (Photo: Kirkner)
Public Works Director Ray Jarvis explained at last week’s Town Council meeting that the much-anticipated opening of the upper portions of the Lake Mary Road Bike Path could be expected within two to three weeks.
“The contractor is just finishing some punch list items and then he will turn the path over to the Town,” Jarvis said. “We will then continue to work with the Forest Service to complete the tunnel under the bridge at Chair 15, the connector bridge at Twin Lakes, the connection next to Tamarack, and bus turnouts, but the other portions of the trail will be opened.”
Town’s Senior Engineer Peter Bernasconi added that the project was on track with its original schedule. He explained that some upper portions of the trail had been blocked off this summer even though they looked complete to avoid injury claims related to construction and traffic control.
“We had two or three claims last year, so this year the contractor chose to completely block off those portions of the path so that he wouldn’t have to worry about traffic control” Bernasconi said.