Community begins work on Northend Greenway

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — On Saturday volunteers put on their gloves and grabbed their shovels to begin work on phase two of the Northend Greenway.

Harrisonburg Public Works started on phase one of the project earlier this year, which starts at the intersection of Mt. Clinton Pike & Virginia Avenue to the end of Suter Street near North Liberty Street.

Harrisonburg Public Works said phase one progress is coming along and should be finished by the start of the summer.

For now, the city will not help with the second portion as phase two will be constructed by volunteers and non-profits in the community.

Saturday's build day was helped put together by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, as a way to continue the progress on the shared path.

"The city has gotten the first phase started which is fantastic," Merridy Gnagey, of Renew Rocktown, said. "What we're realizing is that we would really like to continue that momentum, so if we can do some of the work to help it to continue that's great."

Organizers said Saturday was just one of many community build days to come.

For more information on the next community build day click here