A follow-up to a story we brought you in March about a project to link two previously unconnected sections of the Ahnapee State Trail in Algoma.
Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Director Matt Payette says the project to bridge an approximately 800-foot gap in the trail between Highway S and Highway M was completed in late August and it's a big improvement.
"It was always confusing when we would explain to people, 'Okay, you're going to take the trail in this direction and once you come to here you need to re-route to X, Y and Z and go around,'" says Payette. "Now it flows very clearly."
Payette says completing that section of the trail has been on their list for a while and it's nice to get it done.
In addition to the 800-foot section, Payette says crews also worked to re-grade, resurface and re-roll about a half-mile of adjacent trail. He says the work was paid for by state grants.
Payette says the trail is owned by the state but managed by the county so part of the process involved updating the lease agreement between the county and the state.