The city was awarded a grant to construct a trail separate from the roadway in the College Woods area of Monticello Avenue. (WYDaily/Courtesy of the City of Williamsburg)
What was once a dark and narrow stretch of Monticello Avenue will now be a well-lit, paved trail for pedestrians and cyclists alike.
The Monticello Avenue Multi-Use Trail has finally been completed, according to a news release from the city of Williamsburg.
Construction of the trail finished in September and is currently open for use.
The trail runs between Treyburn and Ironbound roads alongside Monticello Avenue, providing a safe path for running and cycling for 0.80 miles.
The nearly $1.6 million project was a joint effort between William & Mary and Williamsburg. The city was awarded a $1 million grant through the Transportation Alternatives Program under the Federal Highway Administration.
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There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. with Mayor Doug Pons and William & Mary President Katherine Rowe as speakers. Members of local cycling and running groups will also be in attendance.
Attendees are asked to park in the School of Education parking lot.
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