Christiansburg reveals Huckleberry Trail Phase III expansion design

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The 7.5 mile long Huckleberry Trail in Montgomery County will soon be getting a bit longer.

In a public hearing Wednesday night, the Town of Christiansburg introduced the design plans for Phase Three of the trail.

The Town described the work as, "This phase connects to the existing trail behind the Member One Credit Union building, extends across Oak Tree Boulevard and through the existing Oak Tree Community, then follows the exterior boundary of Christiansburg High School, along North Franklin Street and Independence Boulevard."

Christiansburg also let people know the design is being done in accordance with Town of Christiansburg and Virginia Department of Transportation standards and specifications.

Funding for the project is a combination of local and federal transportation grant funds.

The meeting Wednesday gave Christiansburg citizens a chance to ask questions and give comments on the design.

Public comment for the Design Public Hearing will close Monday, November 6. Then the Town will review and evaluation all the information they gathered from the public, then finalize the design plan and begin the easement acquisition process.

At the meeting Wednesday, Christiansburg said construction is set to begin in Spring, 2018.

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