Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be detoured around a section of Animas River Trail near Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility starting Monday, September 14. The detour and trail closure will allow for landscaping work and the extension of a storm drainpipe from the new Administration building at the facility. Construction is expected to be complete Friday, October 2.
There will be two detours to ensure the safety of all trail users. Pedestrians will utilize the soft surface trail on the west side, or river side, of the concrete trail. Construction fencing will separate construction from pedestrian traffic. Whitewater Park will remain open to walking traffic.
Cyclists will be routed around Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility on a new concrete trail spur on the east side of the plant next to Hwy 550.
The trail closure and detours will be well marked. Trail users are asked to use caution when travelling in the area and use their designated pedestrian or bicycle routes. For more information, contact Gregg Boysen at Gregg.Boysen@DurangoGov.org or (970) 375-4819.