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WL looking to improve heavily traveled footpath

The West Lafayette Redevelopment Commission has allocated $50,000 for repairs and upgrades to the footpath leading into Happy Hollow Park.

The trail starts at the pedestrian entrance at the intersection of Grant Street and Salisbury Avenue and continues until it meets the Wabash Heritage Trail inside the park.

The one contractor that responded to a request for quotes bid $217,000-- or more than four-times what the city has put aside.

Parks and Recreation Department superintendent Joe Payne says the work will be done in phases based on priority and available funds.

He says the project includes replacing a bridge, fixing some steps, installing a safety railing, and paving.

Payne says construction could start by the end of the year.