Governor Jack Markell and several other involved parties have announced the completion of phase 1 of the Capital City Trails project in Dover.
The Capital City Trail in Dover's pathways and trails system connects to the existing Silver Lake Trail at Division Street, continuing to Legislative Hall and along Court Street to the Public Safety Boulevard Pathway and the Isaacs Branch Trail. When completed, this trails and pathways system will extend a total of 4.5 miles in greater Dover - safely connecting city residents, visitors, and workers to parks, historic attractions, government offices, the Dover Air Force Base, schools, and businesses.
"We’re making our state a better place for walking and biking," said Governor Jack Markell. "One pathway at a time, we are improving Delaware's quality of life and attractiveness to businesses by creating safe and scenic pathways for people to use. When families want a great place to live and businesses want a great place to locate, we want them to look at communities like Dover."
Mayor Carleton Carey stated, "This is a great milestone, with the completion of Phase 1 and moving on to Phase 2 - many people will see this project as a way to promote healthy living and will appreciate it as a user friendly means to get around our community."
Phase 2 of the project will connect the pathway from Legislative Hall to Loockerman Street and is scheduled to being construction in spring 2014.
For more information: trails.delaware.gov.