Shunga Trail expansion complete

TOPEKA, Kan (KSNT) – If you’re planning on spending any time along the Shunga Trail this summer, you may notice a few changes.

Shawnee County Parks and Rec revealed a new extension to the trail Thursday.

The half mile addition runs from West of Fairlawn, underneath I-470 and Southwest 29th Street, all the way to a sidewalk adjacent to Southwest McClure Road.

Bill Riphan is one of the planners involved and he says he hopes it brings about a better quality of life for visitors.

“Young people, they want to be able to bike, and walk, and walk their dog and different things. And, uh, the Shunga Trails and our other trails provide that,” said Bill Riphan.

The Kansas Department of Transportation teamed up with the City of Topeka to complete the project.

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