A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Somerville Community Path extension will be held Monday.
The path will be extended from its current end at Cedar Street in Somerville to Lowell Street, about one-third of a mile, and provide access to the path to the future Green Line station at Lowell Street. Work on the path, which began this week, is expected to cost $2 million. There are plans to further extend the path to Boston.
Funding for the project comes from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the state's Department of Transportation, and a $1 million federal earmark secured by Congressman Michael Capuano, according to an announcement from Mayor Joseph Curtatone's office.
Used by bicyclists and pedestrians, the paved path follows an old rail bed northwest through Davis Square to Alewife Station in North Cambridge, where it connects with the Minuteman Bikeway.
Monday's ceremonial groundbreaking will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Street entrance to the path.