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Conceptual plan of Touchet Valley Trail released

 

July 9, 2020

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The Touchet Valley Trail's terminus at the Columbia County Courthouse would focus visiting trail users' attention on a number of Dayton's historic attractions, including the Dayton Depot, Caboose Park and the Smith Hollow Schoolhouse. The plan suggests building a retaining wall alongside the rail west of the trestle, to prevent further degradation of the rail bed and provide a safe separation for trail users.

DAYTON–The 30-page Touchet Valley Trail Concept Plan 2020, made available recently to the public and forwarded by the Port of Columbia Commissioners to the trail consultant for further preliminary design work, contains an in-depth study of the 9.7-mile non-motorized recreational trail between Dayton and Waitsburg, offering potential solutions to a number of challenging points along the route....



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