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Hikers to be Rerouted on Chessie Nature Trail

LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 2, 2017 – Hikers using the Chessie Nature Trail will be diverted onto Old Buena Vista Road for a short distance near Route 11. The detour will be in place indefinitely, according to Virginia Military Institute, which manages the trail.

Access to one parcel of private property that the trail traverses is no longer available for public use.  Persons using the trail will be routed from VMI-owned property adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Bridge onto Old Buena Vista Road and then back onto the trail.

VMI has placed signs to guide hikers, and the Virginia Department of Transportation will erect signs warning motorists that pedestrians could be on that section of the roadway.

VMI asks that hikers and motorists use caution in that area.

- VMI Communications Office