Confederation Trail work continues on Stratford section

Work continues on Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail and it's hoped the handful of unconnected sections that remain can be finished by fall.
Crews are working to complete unfinished parts of the Confederation Trail between Stratford and Iona. (CBC)

Work continues on Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail, with the goal of finishing a handful of unconnected sections by fall.

Crews spent the spring adding culverts and clearing a path for cyclists and walkers where the old railway used run between Stratford and Iona.

“We’re just in there getting things tidied up, so that way we can get in and finish it to a final product,” says Leo Gill, the maintenance manager for the Confederation Trail.

He said he expects the section of the trail to be quite busy once its complete, given the size of population in nearby Charlottetown.

The path should be cleared by August, and then the province will hire a contractor to put down shale.

The Confederation Trail is designed for biking and walking and is more than 400 kilometres long. It runs from Tignish to Elmira, with branches to Charlottetown, Souris, Montague and other communities.