Work to enhance trails in River Bend will begin this weekend to prepare for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
River Bend Trail Enhancement Project involves widening 5.5 km of the existing 15 km of trail, upgrading the biathlon range and building a stadium area.
River Bend will be a host venue for cross-country and biathlon during the 2019 Canada Winter Games and upgrades are necessary to meet the necessary technical requirements.
Starting Saturday the upper trails of River Bend will close for about three to four weeks while widening work is underway.
The lower trails, including the perimeter trail, trails around the driving range and through the golf course, will remain open until the end of the cross-country season.
Signs will be posted to notify trail users of additional trail closures until the project is completed in the fall.
Trees will be removed along portions of the 5.5 km of trail being widened. Some of the fallen trees will be used to support the new trail enhancements by providing bank stabilization and grading materials.
For more information on the River Bend Trail Enhancement Project, visit reddeer.ca/riverbend.