WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - West Lafayette officials said a trail in Happy Hollow Park is in desperate need of repair. Planning is underway to fix up the footpath from Grant and Salisbury streets to the park.
Parks and Recreation Superintendent Joe Payne said the path is eroding and the surface is becoming dangerous when it is wet. He wants to rebuild it as a boardwalk.
Payne said the department has $50,000 to put toward the project this year, but the total cost will double that.
"We know we're going to have to do it in phases," Payne said. "We anticipate having an appropriation next year. So, we are going to see what we can do with the $50,000 appropriation we have this year."
Payne said the job will be very labor intensive since you cannot drive a truck and materials up to most of the trail because it is in the woods.
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