Mayor Pete Buttigieg and representatives from the City of South Bend will mark the completion of the new Boland Trail on Thursday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting will take place near the midway point of the trail near the new retaining wall. Boland Drive will be closed at Portage Avenue and Riverside Drive during the ribbon cutting ceremony to allow parking for the event.
The $1.3 million project was constructed using 80% federal congestion and mitigation and air quality (CMAQ) funds with the remaining 20% covered by the City. The Boland Trail is 0.62 miles long and will serve as an extension of the Riverwalk Trail that runs along the north side of Boland Drive, providing a needed connection from the Riverwalk Trail to Portage Avenue. New improvements include a pedestrian crossing flasher at the corner of Riverside and Boland Drives as well as two benches and 27 lights.
Who: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Public Works Director Eric Horvath and Venue, Parks & Arts Executive Director Aaron Perri
What: Boland Trail ribbon cutting
When: Thursday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Midway point of Boland Drive between Portage Avenue and Riverside Drive near the retaining wall