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New pathway will improve community safety, transportation in Clearwater

The Park Drive to Raft River Elementary pathway will break ground this spring

A new trail will be constructed in Clearwater, and safety concerns addressed at a popular intersection, thanks to a federal grant.

In a statement released Thursday (April 21) morning, the District of Clearwater said it was awarded $1,356,735 in grant funding to complete construction of the Park Drive to Raft River Elementary School pathway. The funds will also be used to remedy pedestrian safety concerns at the Park Drive and Clearwater Village Road intersection.

“The District of Clearwater is extremely appreciative of the significant investment from the government to help us advance the progress of our Trails Master Plan,” said Coun. Lucy Taylor. “We’re excited to begin work on this priority pathway to create safe trail connectivity to the Raft River Elementary School.”

The new trail aligns with the DOC’s plans to improve transportation options for community members.

The trail project will break ground this spring and is funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream federal grant program.

“Safe transportation corridors are essential,” said Nathan Cullen, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs, in the press release. “Investments in infrastructure build resilient communities and I’m excited to see this project come to completion.”

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