Construction Complete on Saco-Old Orchard Beach Section of Maine’s Eastern Trail
Ed.’s note: This story about the Eastern Trail about the ET’s Saco-Old Orchard Beach section tops the New England Regional Update portion of the January 2012 East Coast Greenway Alliance E-Newsletter.
The Eastern Trail Alliance announced that construction is now complete along its newest section of trail, which stretches from Thornton Academy in Saco to Milliken Mills Road in Old Orchard Beach and includes a bridge that spans Route 1 in Saco just north of Ross Road.
This newest success, coming just four months after the opening ceremony for the Eastern Trail Turnpike Bridge just north of Exit 25 in Kennebunk, is certainly cause for celebration. The Saco-OOB section’s 4.4 miles provides another crucial link in the development of a 65-mile greenway in southern Maine. With the completion of this new section, 85 percent of the trail is now developed off-road north of Kennebunk.