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City Council to hear update on trail development

Monday, October 13

Council to seek guidance on how best to allocate trails funding


At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council will hear an update on local trail development from Partners for Active Living . Several years ago the City partnered with the organization and Spartanburg County to develop a trails plan for metro Spartanburg. Partners for Active Living, on behalf of the City, has been assessing implementation strategies, funding sources, and potential project scheduling for trails projects, and last fall City Council allocated $750,000 to be spent over five years for trail development.


Of that amount, $675,000 is not yet allocated to specific trail projects, and Council will be seeking guidance from the organization on how best to leverage those funds to achieve the greatest positive impact. No action is expected to be taken by Council on trails funding at Monday's meeting.


Also on at their meeting, Council will vote on a contract to replace a bridge on Cart Drive, between Hillbrook and Blackwood drives. Dillard Excavating is the responsive low bidder for the project at $645,315. The bridge replacement is expected to take around 90 days, and a section of the road will need to be closed and the neighborhood traffic rerouted during construction.


Neighborhood residents will receive advance notice about the road closure through door hangers and mailers. Funding for the project comes in the form of $430,315 from the City's Storm Water Utility Fund, $ 189,265 from the Spartanburg County Transportation Fund, and $25,735 from State Representative Durham Cole's C Fund Set-aside.


Monday's Council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at Spartanburg City Hall, 145 W. Broad Street. For more details, view the full agenda here.


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