Work Begins on Elkhorn River Trail

NORFOLK - A trail to connect existing trails with the Cowboy Trail in Norfolk is under construction, and work should be completed later this summer.  Assistant City Engineer Mark Dolecheck says the trail will be 10-feet wide and a mile long, and will link the trailhead of the Cowboy Trail in the southwest corner of TaHaZouka Park to 1st Street.  Work also includes a pedestrian bridge across Corporation Gulch and a 20-stall parking lot near First Street.  Dolecheck says the trail will extend from the Cowboy Trailhead in the far southwest corner of TaHaZouka Park along the Elkhorn River to First Street. 75-percent of the estimated $870,000 cost will be funded with federal money through the Nebraska Department of Roads Enhancement Program and the Federal Highway Administration. The rest of the funding will come from the City of Norfolk and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District.