The project to widen the Boosalis Trail along Highway 2 to accommodate increased participation in the annual Lincoln Marathon will begin next week. The trail will be closed from 27th to 48th streets through the end of November. The first phase of the work also will require the closure of the Rock Island Trail for about ten days from Essex to just north of Highway 2 where it merges with the Boosalis Trail.
The Boosalis Trail will be widened from eight to ten feet. The contractor, TCW Construction, Inc., will phase the project beginning with the section from 27th to 33rd streets and working east. Following completion of the first phase, the contractor will proceed with work from 33rd to 40th streets, then 40th to 48th streets.
The construction cost of the project is about $426,000. Funding is being provided by the Lincoln Track Club, the Great Plains Trails Network, the City of Lincoln and the Visitor's Promotion Committee.
For more information on the City trail system, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: trails).