The vision for the Measure X funded Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway (FORTAG) is to create a multimodal route designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities that connects communities in and around the former Fort Ord to each other and to education, employment, community and recreation centers. It will serve as a safe pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting the cities of Seaside, Marina, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey and unincorporated community residents to California State University Monterey Bay, the Fort Ord National Monument, and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the allocation of $1.198 million of Senate Bill 1 Active Transportation Program funds for right of way acquisition for the SR 218 Canyon Del Rey Segment of the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) on Wednesday.
The Canyon Del Rey segment is a 1.5-mile paved bicycle and pedestrian trail segment of the proposed 32-mile Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway. It will improve safety, promote healthier lifestyles and the project provides a safe alternative to Highway 218, between Del Rey Woods Elementary School and Laguna Grande Regional Park. Construction is scheduled for 2022.