Now that all grant money is in Riverhead's hands, construction will begin over the winter on laying down the base.
In the meantime, we are planning two 5k's to take place on a paved portion on the trail and on the former runway. One in the spring (around Memorial Day) and one in the fall (around Veterans day. Once the 9 mile section of the trail is paved, we plan to celebrate with a run around this section. We'll keep you informed on the progress as it happens. Follow us at Long Island Trails on Facebook and at LIRunning
TOWN OF RIVERHEAD AWARDED $500,000 IN NYS EPF FUNDING TO COMPLETE EPCAL ATHLETIC TRAIL
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who heads the Town of Riverhead’s Alternative Transportation Committee, said she was “extremely appreciative of the efforts of Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assembly Anthony Palumbo for advocating for the EPF funding and previous state funding that will allow this trail to finally be completed.” She also acknowledged Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski for providing a $200,00 match in county funds towards the overall project.