Workers using heavy equipment have moved into a neighborhood park in Endicott's Union District to extend a walking path near the Susquehanna River.

The Chugnut Trail expansion work in Mercereau Park is being funded in part by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Crews last week placed stakes throughout the park to mark the route of the future trail. Village employees on Monday were removing soil from sections of the park as part of the project.

Work on a section of a future walking trail in Mercereau Park. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The eight-foot-wide path will be developed near East Valley Street, Mersereau Avenue and River Terrace.

Paving of the new trail is expected to be completed soon. Mayor Linda Jackson said the village plans to install lights along the path through the park.

The existing Chugnut river walk runs from a levee east of Vestal Avenue to Riverview Drive.

A section of the expanded Chugnut Trail looking north toward River Terrace on October 19, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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