Neal Smith Trail Reopens, Repairs Complete
DES MOINES – The portion of the Neil Smith Biking and Hiking Trail closed since Aug. 21 reopened on Dec. 13 after repairs were completed to the half-mile section of trail in jeopardy of being consumed by the Des Moines River.
Contractors stabilized the eroding streambank that was undercutting the trail asphalt. The trail material was removed and recycled as a base for the new trail.
The remaining grading and seeding will be completed in the spring with the trail remaining open during the work. A message has been posted on the website announcing the trail opening.