GILCHRIST COUNTY – Through efforts conducted by the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Greenways and Trails, improvements to
the safety and usability of the Nature Coast State Trail are underway. Repairs
are being made on a bridge located along the segment of the trail between the
Suwannee River and the Trail’s Wilcox (“T”) Junction in Gilchrist County.
The bridge will be closed to the public during the construction project,
which is designed to stabilize and support the asphalt trail where it joins the
wooden bridge. Trail users will be detoured around the bridge site and
instructed to use the adjacent equestrian trail as an alternate route. The
anticipated completion date for these improvements is June 4, 2011.
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