Meewasin Valley Authority aims to extend trail

The jewel of Saskatoon's riverbank, the Meewasin Trail, may soon stretch out across the entire length of the city.

Project expected to cost $8M to complete

A capital fundraising campaign to extend the Meewasin Trail is now underway. (CBC)

The jewel of Saskatoon's riverbank may soon stretch out across the entire length of the city.

This morning, the Meewasin Valley Authority launched a capital fundraising campaign to extend the Meewasin Trail.

The plan is to extend the trail nearly 16 kilometres on its north and south ends. The project is expected to cost $8 million to complete.

The province and the city have both chipped in already. Today, PotashCorp added $500,000 to the project. 

Sod was turned today to begin construction of the trail at the new Circle Drive South Bridge.

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