Construction to begin on $5.6 million bicycle, pedestrian path in Chula Vista Bayfront

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Permit have been approved for construction of a new bicycle and pedestrian multi-use path for the Chula Vista Bayfront.

The board of port commissioners and the City of Chula Vista have authorized issuance of coastal development permits for the Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade project. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2019.

The Sweetwater Pathway will wind through the northern portion of the Chula Vista Bayfront. It will directly connect the future Sweetwater Park and Harbor Park and provide improved access to the waterfront. It is anticipated to open in the spring of 2020.

The Sweetwater Pathway will be a multi-use, Class I path that provides exclusive right of way for bicyclists and pedestrians away from the roadway with cross flows by motor traffic minimized. It will begin at G Street and go north and east to Bay Boulevard.

The total project cost is $5.63 million, $4.8 million of which is being funded through an Urban Greening Grant awarded to the Port by the California Natural Resources Agency.

The Sweetwater Pathway is part of the 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront project, which seeks to transform a largely vacant and underutilized industrial landscape into a thriving recreational, residential and resort destination on the Chula Vista waterfront.

When complete, residents and visitors will enjoy more than 200 acres of parks, a shoreline promenade, cycling/running/walking trails, a resort hotel and convention center, RV camping, shopping, dining and more.

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