FALL RIVER — Fall River officials have announced the completion of a Quequechan River Trail extension that brings the recreational path from the city to the Westport border.

In a release Friday, city officials said the 10-foot wide shared use path was built along 550 feet of an abandoned railroad right-of-way on the shore of South Watuppa Pond.

The project will allow the path to be connected to another shared use path through Westport and beyond in the future, the release noted.

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In the meantime, walkers, runners, hikers, cyclists, and rowers have gained more opportunities, officials said in the release.

The project was funded by MassTrails and administered by the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as Fall River's Community Preservation Committee.

According to the release, VHB provided design and engineering services on the project, and the extension was built by LAL Construction Co., which is based in the city.

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