Wednesday, August 16, 2017

City to Seek Input From Public on Greenline Expansion Project

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Planned route for the Greenline's western extension via a new bridge
  • Planned route for the Greenline's western extension via a new bridge

The City's Division of Engineering is asking the public to attend a meeting on Thursday, August 17 to offer input on a proposal to extend the Shelby Farms Greenline to Tobey Park near Midtown.

The expansion would lengthen the Greenline by about a half of a mile via a new bridge. The bridge, which will be built over the Union and Poplar viaducts, as well as a railroad track, will serve as a connection point for cyclists.

At a meeting in October of last year, the City introduced the concept for this project to the public and asked for their feedback.

In response to the feedback, the City and its consultants have developed two new alternative designs, which it will be shared at the meeting on Thursday.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Broad, the meeting will offer the public a chance to provide input on the bridge's appearance and the proposed associated amenities.

According to City officials, 80 percent of the project's cost would be covered by a federal transportation grant.

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