Currently, there is redevelopment happening to the property immediately adjacent to the West Shoesmith trailhead at 232nd Street and also the section of trail before the switchbacks down to the North Alouette River.
According to City of Maple Ridge Parks staff, this section of trail will be re-built as part of the development, and also eventually extended north to connect to the other trails north of 136th ave, on the east side of 232nd Street.
The contractor has agreed to the City’s request to keep this section of West Shoesmith trail open as much as possible while construction is underway. They will need to close the trail temporarily during the workday a few times during the next few weeks; at those times, they will post signage of the temporary closure. They will re-establishing the trail at the end of each workday to allow for public access.