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DelDOT Marks Opening of New Milton Trail

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/delawaredot/videos/816708378859468/

 

A message from DELDOT

Press Release — June 29, 2020

DelDOT Marks Opening of New Milton Trail

Milton — This morning, Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan was joined by state and local officials to officially open the new Milton Rails to Trails Phase II project for pedestrians and cyclists.

“Our growing Sussex County trail system is a great example of our commitment to supporting all modes of transportation, and each new section we complete is another piece of the puzzle as we continue to build a low-stress interconnected trail system for the benefit of our residents and guests,” commented Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan.

Town of Milton Mayor Kanakos offered, “I’m glad to see completion of the Rails to Trails Phase II extension. The extended area results in increased connectivity and an area for pedestrian and bicycling use.”

State Senator Ernesto Lopez said, “Our beautiful networks of trails in the Cape Region are jewels for all to enjoy. I’ve been proud to support their growth and am particularly pleased to see Milton have a new public space which locals and visitors alike, can enjoy with their families and loved ones.”

“It’s great to see this beautiful project completed in Milton,” said State Representative Steve Smyk. “Especially now when families and loved ones are so ready to get outside and spend quality time together in a safe and responsible way, this comes at a perfect time.”

“Trails like the Milton railway project are a prime example of what the public wants and needs to enhance their quality of life,” Sussex County Councilman Irwin ‘I.G.’ Burton III said. “The public has made it clear trails are an important and necessary part of a vibrant, efficient and safe transportation system. And their popularity is evident with the number of cyclists and pedestrians you will find throughout the year exercising, exploring, and enjoying our natural beauty. I look forward to more projects like this that promote health while improving mobility. I’m excited to see where the next trail leads!”

The $662,000 project, built by A-Del Construction, included the installation of 1,600 feet of trail and the rebuilding and conversion of the railroad trestle to a pedestrian and cyclist bridge. The new trail connects Wagamon’s West Shores to the Town of Milton.

The state of Delaware currently has more than 500 miles of pedestrian and bike trails, and planning continues for the next phase of the Georgetown to Lewes trail which will eventually stretch nearly 17 miles.

The Video is posted at https://youtu.be/6_JPy3KnQTw

View full press release at: https://www.deldot.gov/About/news/index.shtml?dc=release&id=8185