Gardiner elected officials will consider whether to lend their support to a proposed resolve at the Maine State Legislature to extend a multi-use trail from Gardiner to Topsham along the west bank of the Kennebec River and Merrymeeting Bay.

The resolve, L.S. 1141, directs the Department of Transportation to build the Merrymeeting Trail from Tophsam to Gardiner in an existing railroad corridor that the department owns.

The Merrymeeting Trail Board of Supervisors is asking the Gardiner City Council to submit a letter of endorsement. The proposal has been referred to the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, but no public hearings or work sessions have been listed for the bill.

The council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the council chamber at 6 Church St., Gardiner.

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