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Work to begin on Price River foot, bike trail

Sun Advocate associate editor

In about two months, walkers and bicyclists in Price will have a path to call their own beside the the Price River.

According to Price public works director Gary Sonntag, the 1.3 mile Price River Trail will run from 600 South and Carbon Avenue to 100 North, roughly parallel to the US 6 highway.

It will be paved with asphalt and limited to pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles.

The total project cost is set at $1.13 million, funded by an enhancement grant from the Utah Department of Transportation. Nielson Construction will begin work on Aug. 15 and the trail should be ready for streamside strollers and bikers by October.

The new pathway will be the Price segment of a more ambitious trail running along the river from Helper to Wellington. The Helper Parkway, built a decade ago and enhanced over the years, was the first step.

That began as a simple trail through the heart of town and now features benches and a scenic platform by the river.

Extending the trail through the unincorporated county through Spring Glen and Carbonville, however, is not at the forefront of the county's trail plans. Commissioner Jae Potter explained that the county's focus is on the cross-county ATV trail that would run all the way from Scofield to the canyons on the east side of the county.

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