New section of Washington MO's Riverfront Trail to open this spring | Washington |

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Dunkle estimates the new trail will be open sometime in the spring of 2018. . . .

The trail is located to the west of the current trail. The city purchased land in 2015 and decided to use the property for a new trail.

The land purchase gave the city all the land along the Missouri River, from South Point west to St. John’s Creek.

The new trail extends west from the end of Elbert Drive across the former Rau and Politte properties. The trail “snakes” around the 42-acre parcel of undeveloped land and around the 12.4 acres of wetlands on the site.

The trail runs along the northern boundary of the site near the Missouri River and then winds through a forest heading west where it would cross an existing culvert bridge.

The trail then loops around an existing agricultural field near the confluence of St. John’s Creek, the Missouri River and the City Park Creek.

MoBikeFed comment: Washington has done a great job building and extending its riverfront trail over the years. Potentially this trail could be part of the Katy-Rock Island Trail connection.

The city recently announced a trail connection to bring several neighborhoods and business areas in the city to the Riverfront Trail.

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