As the 132-kilometre Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail (G2G) continues to be developed, officials with the project are looking for funding to remove particular trail obstacles in Huron County.
Among their concerns is the construction of a Highway 25 tunnel to connect Blyth to Auburn, which they said would provide trail users with safety.
Their plea was put before Huron County council on Aug. 12. Making the presentation was Doug Cerson, David Peacock and Doug Ellacott. Cerson is the executive director of the project while Ellacott is a volunteer. Peacock is a part-time executive advisor and chief strategist at RTO4 Inc.
They were seeking financial support from Huron council to help with the infrastructure, maintenance and operation of the trail’s route along Lake Huron.
The cost for the Highway 25 tunnel clearance is estimated at roughly $300,000.
“We believe the tunnel not only brings safety but it is the largest asset on the rail to show the full scope of this trail, build bridges and connect and open up these communities, it is the best project to be focused on,” said Peacock.