Farmington Valley Trails Council

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Temporary Roadway, Greenway and Park Closures End

The police investigative activity that caused temporary closures on Iron Horse Boulevard and Rotary Park in Simsbury over the last few days ended this afternoon, but the investigation continues.  Iron Horse Boulevard and the greenway are open for use as well as Rotary Park. More information will follow when it is available.


Farmington Rails-To-Trails Fence Maintenance:  The Town of Farmington has replaced fence along the Rails-to-Trails system from Brickyard Road to Coppermine Road.  

All work associated with this project is complete.


Farmington Rails-To-Trails Pavement Maintenance:  The Town of Farmington has repaired tree root pavement damage along the portion of trial just northwest of Oakridge.  


All work associated with this project is complete. 


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The Farmington Valley Trails Council. Inc. is a CT 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to advocate for multi-use "rails-to-trails" in central Connecticut.
Our Board of Directors comes from many different towns and backgrounds, our President, Bruce Donald, has held that position for 9 years, and has been appointed Chairman of the Connecticut Greenways Council and Chair of the CT Committee of the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
Grants for construction, maintenance and trail amenities have averaged over $38,000 a year over the last 6 years.

We work tirelessly to "close the gaps" in the 80-mile Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, the 26-mile Farmington River Trail, and the designated East Coast Greenway system.
The FVTC Maintenance Fund helps our area towns fund trail construction, enhancements and ongoing maintenance.
We educate the public by providing 10,000 folding maps a year, as well as events that promote safety and proper etiquette on the trail system. An updated Trail Guide will be published soon.

We provide up-to-date information on our high quality Website and through timely communications such as Newsletters and emails, and  publish papers on trail advocacy, policy, maintenance and safety.
We give out thousands of free handlebar bells and blinkies to promote trail safety.
Our Laser Counter Program accurately counts usage on the trail system and provides detailed, reliable data for not only the FVTC but CTDOT, DEEP and others.
Our Unified Design Policy dictates our grants for rules and etiquette signage, information kiosks, benches, and initiatives such as painted center lines and commercial signage.





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