This spring, the city of Durango plans to break ground on a section of pedestrian and cycling trail that will bring residents one mile closer to having a complete link between Three Springs and the Animas River Trail.

“I know that the Three Springs residents are anxious to have that,” Councilor Dick White said.

The Durango City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved extra funding for the almost $3 million project.

The new one-mile portion of the SMART 160 Trail will connect the end of the trail at Davidson Creek Road to the portion of trail under the Grandview Interchange, also known as the Bridge to Nowhere.