federal, state, and local officials cut the ribbon to open the Pomeroy Trail

Interim City Manager Carol Houck, Councilman Jerry Clifton, Secretary Bhatt, Mayor Vance Funk, U.S. Senator Carper, Gov. Markell, State Senator Liane Sorensen, and Secretary O’Mara join in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 10, 2012.

Good things are happening for runners here in Newark.  U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Governor Jack Markell, DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, and city officials cut the ribbon yesterday on the new two-mile multi-use trail that runs north-south from Creek Road along the old Pomeroy and Newark railroad bed to the east-west-running James F. Hall Trail along the southern portion of the center of the city.

This should give runners more choices, particularly in terms of off-road routes to and from Creek Road.

Note that the only portion of the Pomeroy Trail that is still under construction is the portion between the Laird Campus trailhead and the northernmost trailhead at Creek Road (at the “S” curve). Both new bridges are in place, but they’re not very “runable” at this time.

For construction-stage photos on the northern half of the Pomeroy Trail, see posts from August, April, and February of this year.