The bike path along Old Cutler Road is about to be improved for six miles south of SW 67th Avenue. County Commissioner Katy Sorenson will host a groundbreaking for the project Friday at 4 p.m. at Old Cutler and SW 168th Street.
The present eight-foot path, a part of the original County Bike Route 1, was constructed in the 1970s. The work about to begin includes curb and gutter, installation of remedial drainage, resurfacing and some relocation of the path, root pruning and placement of root barriers, fencing of environmentally protected areas, and installation of signs and path markings. Construction is supposed to be complete by January 2011.