As is traditional, the Blacksburg Town Council presented the town’s Capital Improvements Plan for public comment during its first meeting of the year.


A rendering of what a pedestrian and cycling bridge might look like linking the south and north sides of the Huckleberry Trail, which runs from Christiansburg, across busy Price’s Fork Road in Blacksburg.

Adoption of the CIP happens in the second meeting, Jan. 22.

A review of the CIP included the last minute addition, highlighted in yellow since it had been added coming up during work session and public input, $4, 134,000 for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge carrying the Huckleberry Trail over busy Price’s Fork Road.

“What we’re proposing is to put it in Year 5, it may not get built within that five-year period,” Marc Verniel, Blacksburg town manager said in presenting significant projects in the CIP to the council, “but…



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