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Work on Denman cross island trail set to start in the fall

Design work on a 3.5-kilometre section of trail on Denman Island is set to begin in the fall, connecting Owl Crescent and the Gravelly Bay ferry terminal.

The Comox Valley Regional District says the trail will be just over two metres wide and built in the East Road dedication through a permit from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

They add it was designed to reduce tree removal and ecological impacts, but because of how close it is to the road, 12 trees will be removed for the project.

Construction is being made possible with funding from a B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure grant and community works funding.

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Area A director Daniel Arbour adds he is “very happy that the province of B.C. continues to invest in active transportation.”

The new section will add to around five kilometres of trail already constructed that runs from the village centre to Corrigal Road.

Planning for the trail was started in the 2010 – 2011 planning process for the Denman Island parks and greenways master plan.

It is intended to provide a safe route for pedestrians, cyclists and horseback riders to travel across the island and connect to the village, central park, Cable Beach and the two ferry terminals.

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