KERRVILLE, Texas (Texasbreaking.com)- The Kerrville City Council decided on Tuesday night to approve the funding for the proposed Kerrville River Trail expansion.
The trail is now 5 miles long but will grow to 6 miles after the construction is complete, reported the Kerrville Daily Times.
According to KDT, the deputy city manager of Kerrville, E.A. Hoppe, said that the trail will go from G Street down Texas Highway 27, cross under the bridge near Glen Rest Cemetary, wrap around Quinlan Creek and cross a bridge onto the Schreiner campus.
Kerrville Mayor Bill Blackburn said this about the trail, “I enjoy the river trail very much. The area around the cemetery is really beautiful. I have a grandson buried on the north side of the cemetery and so I’ve seen that area, and it’s just really nice.”
Hoppe said, “It helps connect the adjacent neighborhoods and area businesses and really provides a trailhead in an area of the community where we don’t have one right now.”
A more detailed plan will be introduced to the council in hopefully four to six weeks. The project is expected to begin in the summer of 2019 and end around early 2020.
“Schreiner University will build a perimeter campus trail with public access, which is to connect the campus to the River Trail,” wrote KDT.
For the project, the Economic Improvement Corporation will provide $1.5 million and Schreiner Unversity is said to be providing $50,000.