New Shared-Use Trail
Completed on U.S. 17 in Pierson
Pierson – With the opening of school, pedestrians and bicyclists have a new, safer option for
traveling along U.S. 17 in Pierson, Volusia County. The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) has completed construction of a new shared-use
non-motorized (SUN) trail along the east side of U.S. 17 from Washington Avenue
to Palmetto Avenue.
The new, 12-foot-wide trail extends just over 1-mile, connecting
to both the existing sidewalk at Washington Avenue, and to the new Pierson
Elementary School located on U.S. 17 just south of near Palmetto Avenue.
The contractor completed the project early, finishing before the
new school year begins on Aug. 13. Construction on the $661,000 project began
in late March and also included drainage improvements.
The new trail is part of the FDOT’s SUN Trail program to provide
safe options for pedestrians and bicyclists, and improve trail connectivity
within the state.