Berwick has made applications to the provincial off-road highway vehicle fund, Kings County’s trails assistance program and the Department of Health and Wellness for funding to resurface the town’s 2.2-kilometre multi-purpose trail.
Community development director Julie Glaser reported amounts of $9,453 have been requested from each agency to contribute to the overall $31,500 project cost. If the applications are successful, the cost to the town will be $3,512.
A trail resurfacing project completed several years ago using recycled and ground roofing materials, including roofing nails, has proven problematic to trail users. Nails have continued to surface on the trail, which has earned it the reputation of being the “nail trail.”
Recent trail improvements include new signage for users. Way-finding signage for local amenities and businesses is to be addressed next. The town’s recreation committee has also struck a trails working group to resume work on creating a ring-trail on the perimeter of Berwick.