Edgewater To Hold Ribbon-Cutting For New Multi-Use SUN Trail In New Smyrna

By on November 17, 2017 in WNDB News

New Smyrna Beach, FL – The City of Edgewater will hold a grand opening for the new Dale Ave. Shared Use Non-motorized (SUN) Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday at Daytona State College (DSC) in New Smyrna Beach.

The ceremony will take place at 9 AM Saturday, November 18 at the New Smyrna branch of the college, located at 940 10th Street to celebrate the completion of the first trail segment constructed with SUN Trail funds in the State of Florida.

The trail is a 12-foot wide, paved, multi-use path which extends the East Central Regional Rail Trail from the intersection of Park Ave. and Dale Ave., north to 10th Street near the main entrance of Daytona State College’s New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus. The project forms a portion of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop, a 260-mile long regional trail system, which spans five counties.

“The opening of this trail is the result of determination and visionary leadership that will expand the use and enjoyment of our interconnected trail system,” explains Volusia County Council Vice Chair and River to Sea TPO Chair Deb Denys. The trail is a result of a partnership between the City of Edgewater, the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), Volusia County, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The Florida SUN Trail Program was established by the State legislature in 2015 by allocating $25 million per year for the development of a statewide trail system. The trail will provide not only recreational opportunities, but also transportation avenues for students at DSC New Smyrna, New Smyrna Beach Middle School, and New Smyrna Beach High School.

Photo of the new SUN Trail courtesy City of Edgewater

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.



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