The Anaconda Trail Society hopes to erect signs along the Washoe Park and Upper and Lower Old Works trails to help users find their way.
The group is seeking an OK of its plan at the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County commissioners meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Using money from the Anaconda Community Foundation and money raised at last year’s Ales for Trails fundraiser, the society hopes to put up 13 signs. These signs include kiosks, pedestrian stop signs, directional signs and fiberglass posts. The signs will cost about $1,200.
“There are a couple blocks in there that are really disjointed,” said Kaitlin Leary, county planner. “People can’t navigate them. Most folks don’t know the trail continues for another two miles. This is the trail society’s first-boots-on-the-ground project.”
The signs will be erected at Copper Sands Road and North Maple Street, Pizzini Drive at the Old Works golf course, at Cedar Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, at Town Pump Road and at Red Sands Road.
“We hope to increase ability for visitors and citizens to use about five miles of trails that are otherwise disjointed,'' she said.