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Seneca Loop extension in Louisville under way

Project to add 2.5 miles to recreational path

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 15, 2014) — Ground was broken May 5 on the long awaited Seneca Loop Extension shared use recreational path project. Contractor Excel Excavating is working on the 2.5 mile addition to an existing 1.5 mile path to form a 4-mile loop around Seneca Park and Bowman Field.

An existing path runs along Pee Wee Reese Road from Seneca Park Road south to Taylorsville Road and east along Taylorsville to where it ends at Dutchman’s Lane.

The $806,000 extension will run northeast along Dutchman’s Lane from Taylorsville Road to Cannons Lane, northwest along Cannons Lane from Dutchman’s Lane along the Bowman Field fence line to Old Cannons Lane. From there it will run west along Park Hills Drive and Seneca Park Road to connect with the northern end of the existing path at Pee Wee Reese Road.

The extension will include a 10 ft. wide asphalt path intended for walkers, runners and bicyclists along Dutchman’s Lane and Cannons Lane; shared lane markings along Park Hills Drive from Old Cannons Lane to Seneca Park Road; and a 5-ft. shoulder along each side of Seneca Park Road from Park Hills Drive to Pee Wee Reese Road. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of August.