FARMINGTON -- Trail markers will soon dot the Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Trail, which stretches from Woods Cross to Roy.
On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved a $1,330 agreement with Universal Signs of Salt Lake City to create 70 trail markers for the 24-mile trail.
The design, selected by the commission, references the historic nature of the former rail line bed the trail follows. The trail cuts its way through many Davis communities that participated in developing the trail.
Davis County community planner Scott A. Hess introduced an example of the signs during a presentation to the commission on Tuesday.
The 12-inch-diameter round signs will be attached to the trail exit and entrance gates at the 35 street crossings the trail traverses, Hess said.
The cost to create the markers, $19 each, will be paid by the county, with the public entities having jurisdiction over the trail reimbursing the county for the markers they use, according to the agreement.
The cities' public works crews will attach the markers to the gates, Hess said.
County Commissioner John Petroff Jr. said he likes how the insignia on the markers references the old historic D&RG railroad line. Petroff said he worked on the railroad for five to six years while in his late teens and early 20s.
The trail markers are expected to be available by Jan. 31.