Riverhead Town’s alternative transportation committee will mark the official completion of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Trail at the Enterprise Park at Calverton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, July 1, at 11:30 a.m.
The trail is often simply called the “bike path,” although it’s also open to walkers and runners.
Construction began in 2008 with the aid of state grants, including $100,000 in funding to complete approximately 3.2 miles of the trail. Since then, the town also secured $200,000 in Suffolk County funding, $500,000 from the state Environmental Protection Fund and another $150,000 in state funding from the New York Dormitory Authority, secured through state Sen. Ken LaValle, officials said.
The fenced-in trail, which runs along the former Grumman security perimeter, is now 9.2 miles long.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the first informational kiosk just east of the parking lot on Route 25, across from the Calverton National Cemetery, officials said.
Correction: The time of the ribbon-cutting is now 11:30 a.m.