The second phase to widen and improve the riverfront trail in Howard Amon Park begins on Monday, September 24.

The impacted area begins south of Lee Boulevard near the gazebo, and extends about 300 feet to the south park boundary at the Hampton Inn. A detour route begins further down the trail at the Bradley Street parking lot, to provide a safe entry and exit for trail users.

The public is encouraged to use the sidewalk along Bradley Boulevard to and through the Community Center parking lot to Lee Boulevard. Citizens should avoid the work area as crews prepare it for reconstruction and widening.

The entire Riverfront Trail Improvement Project, which includes approximately 3,500 feet of trail, will be completed in phases over the next five to six years. The widening will accommodate the increase in trail traffic, add safety enhancements and repair damaged sections.

Phase two includes the removal of three, end-of-life locust trees.

The project will close this section of the trail through October and possibly into November.