A meeting in Brewer tonight will address the proposed expansion of the city's popular River Walk.

A paved path that stretches along the Brewer waterfront, from Hardy Street to the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge has become a popular hangout for many residents. People walk it for exercise, while others take their coolers and folding chairs to listen to Waterfront Concerts in the summer. And it provides a great place to launch canoes and kayaks into the Penobscot River.

Now, city officials are deciding whether to extend the walk past the Chamberlain Bridge, so it would end just south of the Penobscot Bridge. The plans would involve cutting through one of the bridge supports and adding walls, lighting, and security cameras. The meeting tonight will be a chance for residents to air their concerns or show their support for the expansion.

Tuesday's meeting is being hosted by the City of Brewer and the Maine Department of Transportation. It starts at 6:00 in the City Council Chambers of Brewer City Hall.

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