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In a short six-week time span, seventeen kilometres of the Millennium Trail has been refurbished, a section that stretches from west of Bloomfield to the trail end at County Road 49, and includes a spur to Lake Street near the LCBO store in Picton. The upgrade project was led by Barry Davidson with support from an ad hoc Millennium Trail Committee. Central to the success of the project was the work of dozens of volunteers who spent three weekends removing brush that had grown in along the edges of the trail, as well as trimming overhead branches to provide clearance for heavy machinery.
It’s full steam ahead for the Millennium Trail upgrade project. While work has been ongoing for the past week or more and over five kms of the trail has already been levelled and dressed, municipal officials, stakeholders and project supporters gathered at the trail head on Lake st on Tuesday morning to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking.
The rehabilitation of the Millennium Trail is a multi-year project in partnership with the PEC Trails, an informal community group and chief donor to the project. PEC Trails has fundraised $120,000 in support of the project, with the municipality committing a total of $370,000 over three years (2017-19).
But the tender process clearly showed trail improvement costs would be great and only small sections of the trial would be rehabilitated if the work was handed over to contracted companies.
Trails Committee Newsletter
We are organizing a ceremonial ground breaking event on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to kick off the project. As donors and Friends of the Millennium Trail, you are all invited to attend and help us celebrate the start of this project that, when finished, will provide a 48- kilometre resurfaced recreational trail that will benefit County residents for years to come.
After twice tendering for the work and receiving higher than expected bids, it appears the municipality will take a novel direction in the effort to restore the Millennium Trail.
On Thursday committee of the whole supported a motion that would cancel the tender issued for the Millennium Trail rehabilitation. The motion would also establish the Millennium Trail rehabilitation ad-hoc committee for the purpose of facilitating the capital project as approved by council. The motion would appoint current Prince Edward County Trails Committee members Barry Davidson, Patrick Maloney, Amy Bodman, and Vincent de Tourdonnet to the committee.
County web site – Official
The trek toward a smooth, more user-friendly Millennium Trail will get underway in the coming weeks.
The County of Prince Edward is carrying out a three-year upgrade project in partnership with the Prince Edward County (PEC) Trails Committee, an external citizen committee dedicated to expanding and promoting The County’s trail networks. The municipality has committed $370,000 to the project, while the trails committee has fundraised $110,000, far surpassing its original goal of $80,000.
“The public support for the Millennium Trail upgrade is outstanding, and we are excited that this project is moving forward,” Mayor Robert Quaiff says. “The work undertaken over the next three years promises to deliver an outstanding recreational amenity that residents and visitors alike can experience and enjoy.”
Trails Committee Newsletter
In the next month or so The County will begin a three year resurfacing project that will see the trail brought up to the Wellington area trail standards as developed by the Rotary Club of Wellington. When finished, our 46 Kilometre Trail will be accessible to users of all ages and mobility capabilities.
County Press Release
As part of the project, the Trail will be graded and re-surfaced with crushed limestone, making it more accessible and enjoyable for all. Upgrades will also include the installation of kilometre markers and way-finding signage that will guide Trail users to nearby points of interest. “The Millennium Trail is a point of pride for our community,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “I see this project as an investment in a community asset that serves both as a recreational facility for our residents and as an added attraction for our visitors.”