Thursday, September 13, 2018

Enterprise photo by Nate Howard

Mike Stordalen, of the city of Livingston, grades a stretch of new trail in northwest Livingston, Thursday, near the intersection of 13th and Bitterroot streets.

Map courtesy City of Livingston

In this map provided by the city of Livingston, the expansion of the Bozeman Trail, lower left, and Bitterroot Trail, upper right, mapped in yellow, connect at the Northside Park and Soccer Fields.

The city of Livingston is expanding its trail system with a new 2,000-foot section. The trail will connect the Bozeman Trail, which starts near the Jack Weimer Memorial Park ball field, to the Bitterroot Trail, located east of the National Guard Armory.

A $20,000 grant issued in 2015 provided by the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks Recreational Trails program will bring the Bitterroot Trail and Bozeman Trail together at the Northside Park and Soccer Fields in northwest Livingston, an area with residential growth.

Livingston Public Works Director Shannon Holmes said the city is pitching in $50,000 worth of in-kind contributions toward the project utilizing city staff, labor and equipment

Holmes said he expects the trail to be complete by Oct. 15.