Park-to-Park trail section to open

Published 6:26 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The long-awaited bike and pedestrian trail will soon be available for walking and biking by the public. 

The first segment of the Park-to-Park trail along Battery Park Road will have a ribbon-cutting on Thursday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m. at Smithfield Christian Church, 18420 Battery Park Road in Smithfield. 

The four-mile trail will eventually run from Nike Park in Carrollton along Nike Park Road, segment two, to the corner of South Church Street and Battery Park Road. 

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The ultimate goal is to continue the trail to connect with downtown Smithfield and Windsor Castle Park, hence the name, Park-to-Park.

The final leg, along South Church Street, is under the purview of the Town of Smithfield and the Town Council has not yet decided on how to proceed with that portion of the project. 

Excel Paving Corporation was awarded a $6 million contract to build segments one and two. The project is funded, in part, by more than $4 million in state and federal grants.