Derry bike trail to be built soon by Eric Parry
DERRY — Construction on the town’s bike trail should begin this month and the whole two-mile route should be completed by the end of summer.
The Town Council has given the Derry Rail Trail Alliance permission to begin building the first phase of the project from Kendall Pond Road to Bowers Road.
Derry Rail Trail Alliance President Erich Whitney said he expects the grading and paving on that stretch of the trail to begin soon and be completed within three weeks.
Salem is also working on extending the trail south through their town to the Methuen, Mass., line.
Bill Carter of the Salem Conservation Commission said the town is working on a transportation enhancement grant application to pave a one-mile stretch from the Windham line to Rockingham Road. The grant application is due by June 1. . . . .