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350 trees to be planted along urban K&P Trail

November 17, 2016 -

City of Kingston contractors are planting 350 new trees and 750 shrubs this month along the newly constructed portions of the urban K&P Trail.

"We've made good progress on the trail this fall and are on schedule to complete landscaping and paving of the trail by the end of the year," says Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development.

Residents will notice this work taking place:

  • The paving of the trail in Doug Fluhrer Park. This is set to take place in the last two weeks of November, weather-permitting.
  • The restoration of the old gravel lane from Douglas Fluhrer Park to Cataraqui Street. The contractor has been using the old gravel lane to access the construction zone. It is being restored to ensure that it drains properly and is safe for pedestrians and cyclists who use this link.

Vehicle control barriers will be installed on this lane to allow cyclists and pedestrians to pass through, but not cars.

For details on the urban extension of the K&P Trail www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/urban-kp-trail.

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The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.