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Date:
June 14, 2011
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Terry Genrich, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7939

Section of Billy Wolff Trail to Remain Closed

Lincoln Parks and Recreation officials today announced that the Billy Wolff Trail from 27th Street and Capitol Parkway to Randolph Street will remain closed until June 25th, about two weeks longer than originally planned.

The City and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District are relocating the trail to the east side of Antelope Creek, allowing it to connect with the Antelope Valley Trail near "J" Street. The trail is closed for construction of an abutment for a new bridge that will cross Antelope Creek east of Randolph.

Terry Genrich, Natural Resources and Greenways Manager, said the abutment is so close to the trail it is impossible to shore up and work on it without creating safety concerns for the workers and trail users. He said the existing trail in the area of the abutment will need to be removed during the closure.

During the construction, trail users are encouraged use the sidewalk on the west side of Capitol Parkway. For more information on the City trail system, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: trails).


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