Virginia residents from Frederick County will soon have yet another reason to go outside.
A 2012 community survey conducted by the County Parks Department shows that multi-use trails were the number one recreation amenity that residents desired. With the help of a $1.1 million federal grant from VDOT, the county will be constructing the Abrams Creek Trail for all to enjoy.
The asphalt trail will be 10 feet wide, with three bridges constructed to cross the creek. Officials say the project will be divided into three phases.
“It’s been something that we’ve been working on for a long time and it will provide a backbone of a trail that a lot of communities can tie into . Along a watershed corridor that is absolutely beautiful,” said Jon Turkel of Frederick County, Parks & Recreation.
Frederick County Parks and Recreation officials say the money for the project will be spent in the 2021 fiscal year.