© Star photo by Gary Kean
Two dump trucks and an excavator build the bike path extension off Griffin Drive in Corner Brook Friday.
CORNER BROOK Work is well under way on the extension of the bicycle path that runs alongside the western side of Griffin Drive.
The City of Corner Brook had around $150,000 left over from the $2.7 million it received from the federal government’s Public Transit Fund Agreement in 2009 and had to spend it on a public transportation project such as this one.
The initial bike path along Griffin Drive joined onto Pier Road before crossing the Lewin Parkway and over to Broadway. The latest plan is to have the path continue from Pier Road, along the old rail bed closer to Griffin Drive, back towards the traffic lights at the intersection of Griffin Drive and the Lewin Parkway.
The city had hoped to also construct a 15- to 20-vehicle parking lot near the traffic lights. However, the parking lot has been cut for now, pending the final cost of the project.