Expanded Bike Path Links Omaha To Bellevue

On Tuesday the ribbon was cut on a new three mile stretch of the West Papio Bike Trail.  The expanded trail provides a link for bicyclists from Millard to Bellevue.

Leaders from Bellevue, LaVista and Papio NRD celebrated the opening of the trail that connects Millard's Lumberyard District near 132nd and Q to 108th and Giles. 

Eric Williams is the project director for the NRD.  "It provides great additional access to natural resources and to active transportation, and for community members to get out and enjoy all of the resources we have in the area," Williams says. 

The new stretch joins 130 miles of trails in Douglas and Sarpy counties. 

"West Omaha now has access to La Vista, and continuing to follow the trail down into Papillion and Bellevue, and all the way to the Missouri River," Williams says. 

The project cost more than $3 million. The cities of Omaha and La Vista each paid for 20 percent of the cost. 

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