CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s making progress on a new, off-road vehicle trail in far western Maryland.

Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto told local media partners that he expects the 14-mile trail in the Savage River State Forest to open next spring or summer.

He says the agency is reviewing an architect’s design before sending it to a stakeholders group that includes off-road riders.

It is reported that the project is a year behind the initial schedule.

The agency proposed the trail after closing two off-road vehicle trails in western Maryland and one on the Eastern Shore in 2011 to curb environmental damage.

Peditto says the new trail will run mainly on existing roads.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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