The City of Edgewater celebrated the groundbreaking of the Dale Street to 10th Street Trail in a ceremony yesterday at 300 Dale Street.  Representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Volusia County and the River to Sea TPO joined local officials in the event.  When complete, the trail will be a 12 foot wide, paved multi-use path that will connect the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail terminus near the intersection of Park Avenue and Dale Street to 10th Street near the main entrance of Daytona State College’s New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus.  “This project is a great example of how coordination and collaboration produces results for our community” remarked County Council Vice-Chair and River to Sea TPO Vice-Chair Deb Denys.

The trail is the first project to receive construction funding under the Florida Shared Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Program, which was established during the 2015 legislative session.  The trail will provide recreational opportunities for the general public and additional transportation options for students who live in Edgewater and attend Daytona State College and New Smyrna Beach Middle and High Schools.  The project forms a portion of the St. Johns River to Sea Loop, which is a 260 mile long regional trail system currently under development.  The Loop spans a five-county area that will link together a number of communities including Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach, Titusville, DeLand, St. Augustine and Palatka.

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