FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE - Carbondale has recently completed construction of its newest bike path, funded by a Transportation Enhancement Program grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 27th, at 5:30 p.m.* to celebrate this path’s opening. Mayor Harvey will be there to speak at the ceremony, and the name of this newest path will then be revealed.
This path starts on North Oakland Ave, north of the Oakland Cemetery, across from the Green Earth Oakland Preserve. It is a mile-long paved multi-use path that connects North Oakland Avenue and New Era Road. Attendees are encouraged to come on their bikes or on foot to explore and enjoy this newest addition to Carbondale’s expanding bike lanes and trails.
*The scheduled rain date is Friday, September 29th, at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262
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