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Paving work for new segment of Dick & Willie Trail underway

HENRY COUNTY – The construction of a new segment of the Dick & Willie Trail is underway.

Henry County officials are asking citizens to stay away from this segment of the trail a few more weeks to allow the paving to take place.

Section 6B of the trail will be 2.5 miles long and will link the new Spruce Street trailhead to the Smith River Sports Complex.

“There has been a lot of excitement and interest in the new trail, and we’ve had some folks getting a jump on things by walking and riding their bikes on it already,” said County Administrator Tim Hall. “This section is going to be a wonderful place to enjoy a nice stroll along the Smith River, but for the short term we need folks to be patient and let us finish the work. The last thing we want to happen is have someone get hurt in the work zone.”

Paving is expected to take a few weeks and officials are hoping to open this section this Fall.

“It would be great to have this open in time for residents to use it before it gets cold this winter,” said Hall.

The Dick & Willie Trail is a public recreation amenity owned by Henry County, which currently includes 4.5 miles of paved trail.

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