According to Jody Spencer, superintendent of the Greenbrier River Trail, the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Planning and Engineering Department has contracted out the repair efforts on the trail, starting with the biggest slide at mile post 13, where a huge pile of mud and debris covered the trail during last summer’s flood.
Spencer said after consulting with several engineers, the decision was made to leave the debris on the trail and create a gradual grade elevation at the slide area rather than try to remove the dirt, rocks and mud. The work was begun two weeks ago and Spencer said it should be wrapped up in another week.
The remainder of the flood-affected river trail, or the southern half, from mile post three at Caldwell up to mile post 11 at Keister, is under a separate contract with no projected completion date. The river trail will be formally closed from the parking lot at Anthony, south to Caldwell, until the project is completed, projected for the end of the summer, Spencer said.