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Paul Ambrose Trail for Health maintenance project begins

The first phase of a maintenance project to improve sections of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH) is starting this week.

The first phase includes railing work and weeding and resurfacing the Guyandotte trail and railing work on the levee trail in Westmoreland along with weeding and resurfacing about half of the graveled portions of the levee trail (approximately 1 mile) beginning at the PATH terminus at Vinson Road and moving east toward the Fourpole Creek pump station.

Work is starting on the Guyandotte trail with weeding and resurfacing, which may last about three weeks, weather depending. The trail will be impassable at times, and vehicular traffic may be affected. Motorists are advised to use caution in this area.

When weeding and resurfacing work on Guyandotte trail section is completed, weeding and resurfacing work will begin on the levee trail in Westmoreland.

The City of Huntington is partnering with Marshall University’s Sustainability Department to dispose of all organic waste from the project in its composting facility.

Railing work on the Guyandotte and levee sections will be completed when warmer weather arrives this spring, because painting will be required as part of this work.

Huntington City Council recently approved expenditures of up to $444,950 to complete the first phase of the maintenance project.

The second phase of the PATH maintenance project will cost an estimated $198,185 and will include weeding, resurfacing and railing work on the remainder of the levee trail and completing all maintenance work on the Harveytown trail. City officials are working on identifying funding for the second phase as well as determining an ongoing maintenance plan for fiscal year 2023.

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