Princeton’s rundown ZigZag Trail will be getting a much-needed makeover.
The provincial government is providing $180,000 for the construction of a path for the steep ZigZag Trail, which connects the benches to downtown near Cooper’s Foods.
The project will replace the existing trail by creating new stairs and landings and easier grades for people using the trail.
“This will promote better year-round access between the residential area and downtown for residents, while offering spectacular views for visitor to the community,” said Coun. Jason Earle.
“Our patience and vision for an enhanced trail that connects the benches to downtown have paid off with the announcement of this provincial funding.”
He said the next step is to finish the final construction drawings.
The ZigZag trail was destroyed two years ago when a parked truck slipped into gear and rolled down the steep street above, slipping by the concrete barrier and tearing out the walkway.
The trail will help Princeton residents get more exercise, said Ida Chong, minister of community, sport and cultural development.
“[Projects like this] make small rural communities more attractive to families and businesses around the province.”
Under the $30-million Community Recreation Program, the Province is funding up to 80 per cent of eligible costs for 98 projects that enhance recreation infrastructure.