The first phase of a new bicycle and walking trail is officially open in Wilmington, called The Cross City Trail. City leaders opened the first section near Eastwood Road and Rogersville Road. Once complete the paved trail will be 10 miles long. The two mile section that opened today cost over $550,000. A park bond is helping offset some of the cost, most of the funding will come from the city's budget. Wilmington Mayor, Bill Saffo said, "A lot of my friends and family are currently using it and they love. I feel that as time goes on and with alternative modes of transportation a lot more people will be using it" The trail will be complete in five to seven years.
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