Segment of LoVa Trail in West Glenwood nears completion, executive director says

The finished section of LoVa Trail.
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A 700 foot segment of the ongoing LoVa Trail is nearing completion, according to an official.

LoVa Trail Group Executive Director Jeanne Golay told Glenwood Springs City Council on Sept. 21 that the “Meet Me in the Middle” segment of the trail is almost finished.

The LoVa (Lower Valley) trail is for people who use other means of transportation, like a bicycle, but they need to get to New Castle or further. Riding on Interstate 70 is dangerous, since vehicles are going anywhere from 65-75 mph, at least from posted road signs. 

The South Canyon segment of LoVa trail was completed in 2011.

Golay mentioned that the South Canyon segment, a path with a standard width of 12 feet of concrete, is a little narrow and might require moving a few trees. There will be a fence between the path and the interstate guardrail. 

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for this almost finished section in a couple weeks. The next section slated for construction is set to connect New Castle to Silt, which Golay calls the Coal Ridge Trail.

Golay’s vision is to have paths on both sides of the Colorado River corridor. 

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