The 31km extension of the Murray to Mountain Trail from Beechworth to Yackandandah is getting closer to completion with just a few sections still to be constructed.
Originally set for completion last year, the COVID outbreak and prolonged wet weather resulted in delays.
But now the $6.2 million project is rolling again with the route through Yackandandah from High Street through to Osbornes Flat now open.
Work is underway on the section from the roundabout/underpass at the Beechworth-Yackandandah turn off, along then old railway track and then down into Yackandandah township and should be finished next month.
Section 7 is the next and final section of trail and is currently in the planning and stakeholder engagement stage.
Section 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are now complete and open for use. Safety and Wayfinding signage is still in the planning and installation stages and will be fully installed by the time the whole trail is constructed.
The project is a result of the North East Victoria Cycling Optimisation Masterplan, which aims to optimise cycling opportunities throughout the region to drive growth to the local visitor economy.
Funding included $1 million from Indigo Shire Council and $5.2 million from the Victorian State Government through Regional Development Victoria.