New Multi Use Trail in Lorne Park and Clarkson
Blog by Gord Honor | April 30th, 2018
You may have seen the hording around the Hydro fields off Truscott Drive, and near Queen Victoria along the Hydro corridor and wondered what is the fencing in Lorne Park and Clarkson is for?
The city of Mississauga is currently undertaking a project to create a new multi use network of trails and it's coming to Lorne Park and Clarkson!
The trail has been designed so that the Lorne Park and Clarkson communities can have easier access to the trail network that exists now. Currently there is a dirt path that is not continuous and in some cases not accessible where it crosses streams. There is also some steep terrain that will be addressed with the new trail to make it walkable and rideable. Where the new trial crosses streams new bridges are going to be built.
The contract has been awarded to Mopal Construction who is based out of Gormley Ontario to build the new trail in Lorne Park and Clarkson. They have a construction trailer set up as their operating base in the parking lot of the Lorne Park Library. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.
The trail will be an asphalt path that is 3.5 metres wide, and will travel from Winston Churchill Blvd to South Sheridan Way near the Tim Hortons and Shell gas station. The city has advised it will be a minimum distance of 5 metres from property line fences and in most cases about 10 metres away.
If you enjoy walking, running, jogging, biking or rollerblading you will soon be able to get off the road and on to the new multi use trail.
As the construction progresses I will provide updates on the trail.