Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Atoka Greenway Trail took a major step towards completion today as the funding was awarded for the second phase in Atoka's Greenway Trail Project. Phase II will complete the connection between Pioneer and Walker Parks - providing safe, pedestrian access between the parks and more than 2 miles of paved and illuminated trail.
On Tuesday, June 28, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen awarded a contract for construction of Phase I of the Atoka Greenway Trail to Rose Construction of Covington, Tennessee and today, the Town was notified that a $516,688 grant to fund Phase II of the trail was awarded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Phase II will complete the paved connection between the trail head ending of Phase I at the Walker Parkway Fire Station and Pioneer Park to the east.
"It is a great week for connectivity in Atoka," said Mayor W. Daryl Walker. "The Greenway Trail has been something that Atokans have been anxious to see for years and we're excited to be able to get this project underway. I'd like to thank Governor Haslam, Senator Mark Norris and Representative Debra Moody for their help in making this vision a reality."
Construction of Phase I is expected to begin later this summer and wrap up by the end of the year. Phase II will begin in the design phase while construction is underway on Phase I.
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