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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 18, 2014

Trail maintenance project completed

By Stephen Pedrick | Jan 03, 2013

To the editor:

The city of Fairfield recently completed a major trail maintenance project. The City Streets and Park and Recreation Departments worked with Bob Brown Excavating and the Jefferson County Roads Department to complete the project. The project consisted of laying a new two-inch lift of granular surfacing on segments of the Fairfield Loop Trail from Eighth and Gear Streets east to Walton Road. In total, four miles of the loop trail were resurfaced. A second portion of work on the route includes installing water bars on steep hills and will be completed this spring. Water bars are important components of the trail which divert water and help reduce erosion.

The collaborative effort of several entities allowed this project to be completed. Support for the project by the city and county shows the loop trail has been embraced as a vital part of our community. The Jefferson County Trails Council is thrilled to see the city take initiative in maintaining and improving this community asset. The JCTC applauds the city, county and Bob Brown Excavating for working together to complete this project in a timely, cost effective and workmanlike manner. I look forward to enjoying this section of trail for years to come!

 

— Stephen Pedrick, chairman of the Jefferson County Trails Council

 

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