Trail by Wells Gray Infocenter gets go-ahead

Town councilors approved a plan that would see Borrow Enterprises construct a multi-use trail

It’s one of those small changes that can make a big difference.

Visitors at the Wells Gray Infocenter who want to walk around the roundabout to get to the Buy-Low shopping center presently need to cross a ditch to get to the crosswalk.

Once they get to the other side of the roundabout, they need to climb an unplanned dirt track up a hill before reaching their objective.

During their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, town councilors approved a plan that would see Borrow Enterprises construct a multi-use trail from near the Dairy Queen along Highway 5 past the Infocenter to the roundabout.

The trail would be covered with gravel but constructed in such a way that it could be paved in the future.

Borrow has agreed to build the trail at no charge.

Support for the project has been received from the manager of the Wells Gray Infocenter as well as the area manager for Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

At the same time, the Jim Pattison Group has agreed to construct stairs so people can easily walk from the roundabout to the new shopping center, town council was told.