Cayuga Bridge Trail and Caledonia to York Trail – Haldimand County
Haldimand County, Ontario
Seferian Design Group was retained in 2016 by Haldimand County to provide conceptual design, detailed design, tendering, and contract administration services for two sections of trail in Cayuga and Caledonia.
Haldimand County has a population of approximately 45,000 people and is located on the north shore of Lake Erie bordered by Norfolk County, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Brant County, City of Hamilton and the Region of Niagara. Haldimand County approved in its 2016 Capital Budget funds to undertake detailed design, construction tender and some capital works in 2016-2020 for trails development.
The Cayuga Bridge Trail is a 1.2km trail that will run from the Cayuga Courthouse, along an existing rail line, and connecting to western Cayuga via an abandoned Grand River rail bridge. The 300m length bridge will be repurposed with decorative steel guard rails, composite decking, and two large viewpoint areas that will take advantage of views of Cayuga and the Grand River. The project will set precedence for rail trail development in Ontario. Additional trail features include trail heads, signage, site furnishings, parking lot, and stonedust trail surfacing.
The Caledonia to York Trail is a 12km rail trail development connecting the towns of Cayuga and Caledonia. Additional trail features include trail heads, signage, site furnishings, parking lot, and stonedust trail surfacing.
The projects will aim to reestablish connections throughout the County as well as provide increase health and wellness opportunities through trail development and active transportation. Construction will be begin in May 2018 and be completed by August 2018.
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