A leisurely walk or bike ride along the whole Lake Hood River Trail will be on the cards for residents these holidays as the Council has now reopened the entire track ahead of Christmas.
A section of the track from Boundary Road to Grove Farm Road had to be closed this year while the Council undertook the $7.7 million Ashburton River Crossing and Pump Station project.
With work to install the new wastewater pipeline and pump station now complete, the track is ready to be reopened today.
A detour along Grahams Road and Grove Farm Road has been in place throughout the year while the section of track was closed.
The Council is thanking residents for their patience and cooperation while parts of the track were out of action.
The Lake Hood River Trail starts at the northern end of Lake Hood and runs to the Ashburton Bridge on State Highway One.