Construction Project Shuts Down Some Activities at Rock Cut State Park
One of the areas most popular attractions will have some of its areas closed due to road construction.
MyStateline.com is reporting that signs are already starting to be posted throughout the park warning visitors of the road closures.
Workers will be widening the roads over the next couple of months, along with adding new bike paths.
But because of the constructions some bike and hiking paths will be closed.
If you were looking to use the horse trails, you'll have to wait until next year as they are completely shut down.
The equestrian area will be closed, which is unfortunate for our equestrian people, because we have a lot of regulars and a lot of people that are traveling through that use our trails, and it's unfortunate for them," said Site Superintendent Bradley Brown. "But, in the same respect, I know they've with good reason have complained about Hart Road which is our way to get to our equestrian area and they will be very happy when we have a new road there."
According to the Rock Cut Concessions store owner, Jim Talkington, these park improvements have been a decade or more in the making.
I took over 14 years ago and from day one, 14 years ago, they told us there was a road project," he said. "The bridge is going to get replaced and beside that bridge they are going to put a seperate hiking and bike path beside the bridge. They're putting in a new bike path through the woods for hiking and biking as well. Plus, they are doubling the size of our parking lot and managing the water drainage out here, because the park is busier than it ever has been."
November is when the construction is due to be finished and complete.