BP is undertaking a project that will require temporary closure of a half-mile section of the recreational trail on the south side of the North Platte River starting in early June 2018. The trail will reopen late this fall with a temporary gravel surface after the project is completed. The trail will then be repaved when the weather allows in the spring of 2019.
The project involves installing a secondary subsurface barrier wall between the former Amoco Refinery property and the river. The new barrier - called a slurry wall - will provide the river with additional protection against potential migration of remaining hydrocarbons from the former refinery site.