WILTON, Conn. − The Norwalk River Valley Trail recently reported progress on construction of the new half-mile “Wilton Loop” from Sharp Hill Road to near Twin Oak Lane.
Since the project started June 27, the following work has been done, according to a press release:
- Trail excavation (about 3,000 feet) has been completed, and the trail’s base layer laid. This takes the trail to a point that will be the south end of a future boardwalk in the area of Twin Oak Lane.
- Hand edging work (pulling roots, smoothing etc.) has continued, and special features have been added to the trail (notably a bump-out containing a rock “bench”).
- Trail builder Timber & Stone is in the process of laying and rolling the final surface of the trail, placing coping stones to define turns, and adding other final details.
The target completion date remains the end of August.
On the west side of the loop, construction of trail along the south side of Horseshoe Pond awaits a wetlands permit.
The Norwalk River Valley Trail plans to extend the east-side loop as far as Skunk Lane. If an additional $250,000 can be raised, the group said it may be able to achieve that goal by early 2016.
For those interested in contributing to the NRVT, tax-deductible contributions may be sent to "The Friends of the NRVT," P.O. Box 174, Georgetown, CT 06829, or via the "Donate" button at www.nrvt-trail.com .