Phase 2 Finished and Ready For Use
Last week saw the completion of phase 2 of the Town of Yarmouth's Multi-Use Trails Project. The first piece of phase 2 was finished last month, with the addition of sidewalk on Starrs Road in front of Home Hardware. The newest section adds a multi-use trail on Haley Road between Starrs Road and Parade Street. This new piece compliments the trail added last year in Phase 1 along Haley Road between Parade Street and Forest Street. Users can now access a continuous trail on Haley Road from Starrs Road to Forest Street, then westward on Forest Street in front of the high school (connecting to existing sidewalk on Forest).
2022 will see the project continue, with several phases currently in design. Phase 4 will see a multi-use trail added between Forest Street and Argyle Street on Haley Road. This will extend the trail south and connect a number of residents on Haley Road to the trail system. Phase 5 will see an upgrade of the intersection at Haley Road and Starrs Road, including replacement of the traffic lights. Phase 6 will extend the system on the south side of Starrs Road, adding a trail between Haley Road all the way west to Jody Shelley Drive. Finally, a small length of trail will be added at the top of Parade Street heading west from Haley Road to Jody Shelley Drive.
The Town of Yarmouth wishes to thank all involved in seeing these trails completed. The addition of multi-use trails is consistent with the town's Active Transportation Master Plan developed in 2010. Developing these fully accessible trails accommodates pedestrian and bicycle traffic and offers pedestrian access in areas where no sidewalks were previously available.
For more information on the Town of Yarmouth multi-use trails project, including plans for future phases, please visit: https://getinvolvedyarmouth.ca/multi-use-trails