The final phase of New Haven's portion of the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway Trail has received its final approval.
According to the New Haven Independent, New Haven's City Plan Commission unanimously approved the final phase’s plan on July 31.
From an entry plaza at Grove Street the trail will continue at street level via Grove, Olive, Water, Brewery and Sargent. Pedestrians will use new city sidewalks marked by embossed canal pavers, and bicyclists will follow “sharrow” marked bike lanes. At Water Street pedestrians will take the north side on new sidewalks, while bicyclists will be able to use a dedicated bike track on the south side. The latter will be built in sections a block at a time down to the new boathouse.
The federal government will pay for most of the $7 million final phase, officials said. The 20 percent portion the City of New Haven is responsible for is largely being underwritten by Yale.
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