Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo, Carbon County Chamber of Commerce members and Creekview Elementary students gathered Wednesday at 300 W. 600 S., Price, to officially open the new Price River Trail.
The trail was designed to provide a local walking/running route, and took six years to complete.
Various attendees spoke about their visions and expectations for the trail before the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Piccolo said he hoped the trail would eventually connect Scofield and East Carbon. Piccolo also challenged the populace encourage friends and neighbors to value the trail.
вЂњWhat we value we care for,вЂќ Piccolo said.
Price City public works director Gary Sonntag thanked the many partners and organizations involved in completing the project.
UDOT, the Permanent Community Impact Board, Price City and Carbon County combined to fund the project. Local companies Jones & DeMille Engineering and Nielson Construction designed and built the trail.
Utah State University вЂ“ College of Eastern Utah biology professor Jerry Anderson was caring for approximately 1600 plants at the schoolвЂ™s greenhouse. The plants were designed to replace the foliage that was removed to build the trail. The foliage will be planted in the spring.