TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The walkway connector between West Terre Haute and Terre Haute is officially open.
The walkway will give easier access to those wanting to travel back and forth between the two cities.
Vigo County Commissioner Chris Switzer believes that the new bridge is another big part of the growth of Vigo County.
“The trail is really important, but watching the west side of Vigo County grow is also very important,’ Switzer said. “It’s just awesome to watch this side of the community grow.”
The $9 million project became open to the public last week, and Switzer said that an official ribbon cutting will be held soon. Due to the popularity of connector, Switzer stated that events have already booked the connector.
“Emily’s Walk is coming up next month. It’s a walk that usually takes place along West Terre Haute, but this year they’re going to incorporate the whole trail,” Switzer said.
Lifelong West Terre Haute resident Jim Plew said that the new improvement was much needed for the community.
“Well, it’s long overdue,” Plew said. “It’s been a dangerous spot for years, but now people will be able to walk in a safe environment and beautiful environment.”
Plew has visited the trail multiple times since its grand opening and said that the connector has seen a steady dose of visitors.
“It’s only been open for a short period but its had pretty heavy traffic since its been open,” Plew said.