There'll be more space to walk and bike in Fall River soon.

We've had some great fall weather for getting out and about and soon you could be doing three times the walking and biking in Fall River on the Quequechan River Rail Trail.

Byron Holmes of the Fall River Engineering Department spoke with NBC10 and told them of the new plans for the bike path.

He said that construction is already underway on the path the stretches along I-195 and when things are completed next spring, the entire trail will be three times as long as it is right now.

The path was supposed to be improved in phases, but the first phases stopped in 2008 and things kind of stalled there.

Now construction is underway again with the city acquiring the land and MassDEP issuing permits that will keep the bike path growing.

Holmes says they'll put in seven new bridges and go right down the middle of the Quequechan River on the old rail trail. And path users should see phases two and three completed by spring 2016.

But Fall River isn't stopping there.

Phase four is now in the works as well which would connected the newly renovated Travassos Park with Britland Park so people can walk or bike between the two,

Look for that project to be completed by spring 2017.

And when all is said and done you'll be able to bike or walk three miles from the waterfront of South Watuppa Pond, through the old Mill District, over to Battleship Cove.