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Design for western Md. ATV trail in review

Thursday - 7/31/2014, 12:00pm  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it's making progress on a new, off-road vehicle trail in far western Maryland.

Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto tells the Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1korZak ) he expects the 14-mile trail in the Savage River State Forest to open next spring or summer.

He says the agency is reviewing an architect's design before sending it to a stakeholders group that includes off-road riders.

The newspaper reported in its Thursday edition that the project is a year behind the initial schedule.

The agency proposed the trail after closing two off-road vehicle trails in western Maryland and one on the Eastern Shore in 2011 to curb environmental damage.

Peditto says the new trail will run mainly on existing roads.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html


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