LaPorte trail route discussed Wednesday at Cummings Lodge meeting

2013-09-03T18:59:00Z 2013-09-03T22:27:04Z LaPorte trail route discussed Wednesday at Cummings Lodge meetingStan Maddux Times Correspondent
September 03, 2013 6:59 pm  • 

LAPORTE | A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday on a proposed trail in LaPorte.

The open house from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cummings Lodge, 250 Pine Lake Ave., will solicit public input on the trail's route, said Brian Niksch, LaPorte parks superintendent.

An online survey also will be available.

"We want to find out where you want to go," said Niksch.

Niksch said one of the routes being considered would follow an abandoned rail line once used by the former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway that runs north and south from the old Allis Chalmers property.

He said a rough draft of the preferred route will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 the LaPorte County Public Library.

He said the route is scheduled to come up for a vote by the Park Board Dec. 11 with the goal to start developing the trail in 2014.

The cost of developing the trail also will be unveiled before a vote by the Park Board. Federal and local dollars will be used to finance the project.


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