The Municipality of the District of Digby and the Digby County ATV Club wants to make people aware of construction about to begin on the abandoned railbed in Marshalltown where it intersects with Hwy 101.
The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal alerted the municipality that construction on an overpass to carry trail users over the new section of Hwy 101 will begin Monday, Dec. 18.
Because of that construction, the railbed will be closed to all users between the Dump Road (Upper Cross Road) and the Jordantown Road for most of the winter. The overpass project is expected to be completed by March 31.
When complete, the new bridge will allow trail users to cross the Hwy 101 safely. The bridge will connect the main stretch of trail leading to Weymouth with Conway and downtown Digby.
Jonathan Riley, trails and open space coordinator with the Municipality of the District of Digby