Vote for your favorite name for the Harrisonburg Shared Use Path
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – Several months ago, Harrisonburg Public Works asked the community to help come up with a name for The Friendly City’s new shared-use trail, a trail that will link Harrisonburg High School and Bluestone Elementary in Sunset Heights. neighborhood and at Thomas Harrison Middle School and Westover Park.
Construction of the trail began this spring. Now, Harrisonburg Public Works says residents can make their mark on the city by voting for their preferred name and helping choose the winner from the many unique options suggested by the community.
Voting will begin on Thursday October 7 and will remain open until Sunday October 24. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Arabic at:
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to vote for their preferred name for this trail that will be used for generations,” said Harrisonburg Public Works Manager Tom Hartman.
The vote will be tallied after the ballot is over, with the names with the most votes being presented to city council for the final nomination decision in November, according to a city press release.
The trail, a project funded by a grant under the VDOT’s Revenue Sharing Program and Recreational Trails Program, is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to increase connectivity to Harrisonburg and help the community benefit from ‘l ‘abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities’ in the area.
The trail will begin on the southwest side of Bluestone Elementary and pass through the back of the driving range at Heritage Oaks Golf Course.
It will follow holes # 1, # 16 and # 17 in Heritage Oaks, then continue into Hillandale Park, through the Wyndham Woods Subdivision and to Thomas Harrison Middle School and continue to Westover Park.
The path will be a 10 foot wide paved trail crossing a mix of mature and semi-mature hardwood trees and open areas. No impact to wetlands or U.S. waters is expected from the project, according to public works officials.
The path will be approximately 2.25 miles long when completed and will include road sections, marked in blue on the map below.
Harrisonburg Public Works says he expects the path to be complete and open for walking, jogging and biking by the end of the year.
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