Thursday, December 2, 2010
Rec Path Construction Phase 2a
The Shelton Lakes Recreation Path Phase 2a will be under construction this month as we upgrade the existing hiking trail to an 8-foot-wide crushed stone path. Please use caution and observe all safety markings. This new section begins at the corner of Nells Rock Road and Shelton Avenue where it runs along Nells Rock Road in front of the Dog Park, heads to an overlook behind the Hope Lake dam, then heads off towards Oak Valley Road. Here's a map showing the route:
View Rec Path Construction December 2010 in a larger map
People will be able to walk from the existing sections of the Rec Path that runs from Pine Lakes, between the schools, and along Silent Waters, to the new section, by using the walk signal at the traffic light. That existing section is 1.25 miles. The new section will bring the total close to 2.0 miles. But we are also working on the opposite end of the Rec Path, near Huntington Center. There, 0.5 mile is already complete, with plans to add more either this fall or next spring, depending on the weather.
The work is being done by S. P. Pruzinsky & Sons, Inc. and is being funded, in part, by a grant from the Connecticut DEP Recreational Trails Grant Program.