The Delaware Department of Transportation and local leaders cut the ribbon on the Brecknock Connector Trail in Camden on Oct. 3.

The project created a 1,300-foot-long path between existing trails in Brecknock Park and the POW/MIA Parkway and brought an existing pedestrian bridge along Route 13 up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

George & Lynch, a Dover-based contractor, constructed the trail at a cost of $666,000. Eighty percent of the project’s costs were born by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.

“DelDOT is pleased to have completed another link in the Capital City Trail Loop, a 15-mile system of trails that enables bicyclists and pedestrians to travel freely between Dover and Camden,” said DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan. “We are proud to work with our local and federal partners to make Delaware a more walkable and bikeable state.”

Delaware now has more than 500 miles of pedestrian and bike trails throughout the state.