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Pasco County considering new trail connecting Port Richey and New Port Richey

Trail would boost safety and connect to waterfront
Posted: 4:38 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 06:00:21-04
Underpass at US 19 Cotee River Trail
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MAP - Underpass at US 19 Cotee River Trail

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Pasco County leaders have a plan to better connect Port Richey to New Port Richey with a new trail.

It would create a trail connection under U.S. 19 at Baylea Drive in Port Richey across and along the Cotee River.

Underpass at US 19 Cotee River Trail

Right now, there is no way for pedestrians to cross the river.

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Pasco County leaders say the new trail would help boost safety for people who want to walk and bike over the Cotee River.

The new trail could also better connect tourists and locals to the Waterfront District, Nick’s Park and the Bridge Street Pathway, bringing an economic boost to the area, according to county leaders.

MAP - Underpass at US 19 Cotee River Trail

Some residents have asked that golf cart use be allowed on the new trail, but county leaders are still looking into whether or not that is a financially viable option.

County leaders are meeting on October 10th and are expecting to finalize a plan for the new trail in November.