Since a groundbreaking three weeks ago, there has been “significant” progress made on the new half-mile section of the Norwalk River Valley Trail in Wilton, according to a press release.
So far, Timber & Stone, LLC.’s five-man crew has removed hazardous trees along the trail line, excavated 1,700 feet of trail and laid 700 feet of base. Timber & Stone is the same company that built the NRVT Wilton sections in 2014.
The trail builders and designers expect to finish excavating and to have laid another 1,300 feet of base by the end of this week, with hand edging work, such as pulling roots and smoothing, to continue.
Their progress is partially attributable to the help of volunteers who sacrificed their days-off on Saturday, June 27, to help kick-start the construction process with a work day that followed a groundbreaking ceremony.
Josh Ryan, owner and founder, Timber & Stone, LLC. was impressed with their efforts and was even surprised at the quality of what they were able to accomplish.
“It was a great day,” he said. “That was by far one of the most motivated volunteer groups we’ve worked with. We didn’t need to go back and redo anything!”