Construction has now begun on the Victoria Rail Trail Corridor (VRTC) from Northline Road to north of the Burnt River Bridge. The trail isn’t necessarily closed but from time to time they may have it blocked off for safety reasons so please use caution and respect the crews out there working.
They are going to do what they can to address the washboard section from the 3rd concession going north but because the trail is built on a swamp the repairs on that section may not last.
This project was contracted in 2019 but weather and other issues pushed the job out and the contractor couldn’t start the project until now. The cost of the project is $100,000 and is being split 50/50 between the City of Kawartha Lakes and KATVA. The KATVA team commits $50,000 annually to the resurfacing and repair of the VRTC and has done so for a number of years to make the trail more enjoyable and safe for all users including walkers and cyclists. The VRTC is 85 kms long and is a never ending project. We have spent over $200,000 on the VRTC since 2016 including this project. We are looking at doing some work on the VRTC in the Bethany area next. We try to focus on the areas that need it the most first.
Please obey the speed limits and watch the trail ahead of you when riding.