Two Trans Canada Trails (TCT) that run through Airdrie and are integrated within the City’s pathway network, will be receiving some much-needed repair work thanks to a grant.
According to The City of Airdrie, the grant, totalling $21,000 for repair and maintenance projects in 2023, will include asphalt repairs to a portion of the trail near Nose Creek Park due to root damage and other areas receiving brush cutting for improved visibility and invasive plant species management.
“Our residents are on the Trans Canada Trail every day. It’s an integral part of our pathway network that connects all neighbourhoods and shopping districts. Airdrie is fortunate to be a part of the TCT in this unique way,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “We value the partnership we’ve built over the years with Trans Canada Trail and appreciate the generous grant funding we received this year.”
The City is responsible for the regular maintenance and care of Airdrie’s section of the TCT, but grant funding helps increase the quality of the Trail, as well as, improve the safety and accessibility for all users. Grant funding for repairs to TCT sections also frees up municipal funds which can be directed toward other critical projects.
“Trans Canada Trail is proud to partner with the City of Airdrie in preserving and enhancing this vital part of our nation's trail network. Our mission is to connect communities, and this grant funding demonstrates our commitment to making these trails safe, accessible and enjoyable for everyone,” said Eleanor McMahon, President & CEO of Trans Canada Trail. “Together, we're creating a legacy of outdoor adventure, health and community connections.”
The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails.
As of August 2021, the Trail stretches more than 28,000 km – and continues to grow – across every province and territory. Airdrie’s section of the trail connects with Irricana's road network, on Highway 567, and follows major arteries through the City’s east and west sides, to align with Rocky View County's proposed continuation of the TCT route.
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