National Park Service gearing up for summer improvements in Gorge, southern West Virginia

By MATT COMBS

The Register-Herald

New River Gorge National River Superintendent Lizzie Watts talks about the Kaymoor Miners Trail project they have slated this summer, among many others, during a community meeting at the Canyon Rim Visitor’s Center in Lansing on Tuesday.
(Register-Herald photo by Chris Jackson)

The summer of 2019 will be a busy one for employees with the National Park Service (NPS) in southern West Virginia.

On Tuesday, New River Gorge National River’s park superintendent Lizzie Watts held an informational community meeting to discuss the roughly 20 projects that will impact the park and its visitors during the summer construction season.

Projects discussed included improvements to park boardwalks, trail work, access to park areas, and major construction projects on multiple roads within the park.

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