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Our principal funding partners:

SATA funders, City of Haliax, The Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Province of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and heritage

Invitation to tender, Gaetz Brook Greenway Construction

SATA Trails Society invites tenders for the construction of the Gaetz Brook Greenway. The work consists generally of drainage improvements, grubbing and grading, the placement of aggregates and related items to construct a 3m wide trail approximately 6,380m in length along the former railbed. A tender package may be requested by using the Contact Us link.

Tenders will be accepted up to 3PM, July 18, 2019. Bid security is required.


Gaetz Brook Greenway Preliminary Plan

SATA Trails engaged WSP Consultants to carry out work in four phases: 1.) Complete an assessment of the adandoned rail corridor: 2.) Produce a preliminary plan for review; 3.) Produce a detailed design and 4.) Provide a tender package. Phase 1 has been completed and Phase 2 is substantially completed. Below is a link to a first draft of the preliminary plan for review and comment by the community. There will be a public presentation before final phases are started although the place and time have yet to be determined. In the meantime we welcome your input using the 'Contact Us' link.
Phase 2: Preliminary brief and plan
Phase 1: Assessent of existing conditions

typical cross section
Typical rest area cross section
draft bridge section
Draft bridge rehabilitation section

Porters Lake Core Greenway:

The first phase of this project was completed in 2016. The second phase will connect across the Exit 20 overpass for the 107 highway to the Blueberry Run trail and Les Collins Drive. See the overall plan here.

Bicycles on the newly paved core greenway
Core Greenway

Trying out the new pavement.

Chezzetcook River bridge
Bridge at Gaetz Brook

Gaetz Brook or Chezzetcook River

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