A new addition to the project is a 1.8 m wide, 53 m long trail from the Low Level Bridge to the shared-use path near the pedestrian bridge. This trail will run parallel to the Grierson Hill Road sidewalk and the shared-use trail that runs under the Low Level Bridge.
The path is needed to create a trail connection between the Low Level Bridge and River Valley trails east of the MRVA project.
The project team considered a connection closer to the elevator, however this would have necessitated long switchbacks, retaining walls, and guard rails.
The new, narrow path width will limit the impact on trees and will tie into the new pedestrian bridge elevator. The additional work fits within the existing project budget.