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Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Trail complete

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10 2013 2:27 p.m. MDT

FARMINGTON — The Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Trail is now complete with the paving of the segment running from southwest of the Legacy Events Center in Farmington to near Parrish Lane in Centerville.

Farmington, Centerville and Davis County officials will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the trail's completion at 10 a.m. Saturday on the southwest side of the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West.

The rail trail has become a popular route for walkers, cyclists and their pets on leashes. The 22-mile paved trail runs from Roy to West Bountiful. The Utah Transit Authority owns the property rights to the rail corridor.

Farmington city manager Dave Millheim gained permission from the Utah Department of Transportation for the city act as project lead in completing the final trail section.

Farmington worked with Davis County and Centerville to obtain the necessary contractual agreements and collect matching funds, accelerating the completion timeline — originally scheduled for 2018 — and reducing costs in the process.

“This project is a prime example of a positive outcome due to government agencies cooperating for the right reasons,” Millheim said.

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