St.Bernard Parish Government has begun construction of a new trail along PalmisanoBlvd. between St. Bernard Highway and Judge Perez Drive. The trailis funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in conjunction withdrainage improvements along Palmisano currently underway. Inaddition, the Parish received a $154,700 grant from the Murphy Oil CyPresCommittee to install the trail including pedestrian crossings, connections,landscaping, signage, and related improvements that will help to provide a safe pathway.
The10 ft. wide concrete multi-purpose trail will be suitable for walkers, joggers,skaters, bicyclists, and other non-motorized transportation users. Parish President Guy McInnis stated he is looking forward to this new trail toimprove access to Chalmette High School, the Parish Library and connect withthe Palmisano bicycle route improvements installed earlier thisyear. He also thanked St. Bernard Parish School Board for workingwith the Parish on connections to the school campuses. Construction isexpected to be completed within the next three months
This is the first Bikeway trail project to startconstruction since the Parish adopted its new Bikeway and Pedestrian PlanUpdate in June. The new Parish Plan is on the parish website (www.sbpg.net under Public Information/Bikewaysand Trails) and outlines a number of future improvements to be completed overthe next 10 years.