Bid awarded for construction of multi-use trails 

Special to The Clinton Courier

Construction of the multi-use trail along Arrow Drive from Pinehaven Drive to Clinton High School and from Clinton Park Elementary to Traceway Park has been approved by Clintons Board of Aldermen and will proceed in early 2021.

Following more than two years of planning, design, funding and approval from various local, State and Federal agencies, City leaders officially awarded the $708,748 project, which had been put out for bid following the July 7, 2020, Board meeting, to Pavecon Contractors of Jackson. Bids for the project came in under the design budget.

Work on the trail will extend the asphalt walking path that currently runs approximately one-half mile from Clinton High School to Clinton Park Elementary. Construction is slated to contractually begin on March 1, 2021, and run for approximately six months.

 

arrow drive near pine haven

The blue line indicates where additional trails will be built to connect existing paths, resulting in six miles of trails on the north side of town.

 

Plans for the multi-use path include a pre-cast bridge to traverse the creek. City officials say construction could begin earlier than March 2021, should the contractor be able to mobilize equipment and manpower.

The project is designed to offer exercise enthusiasts and casual walkers the ability to utilize a paved, traffic-controlled multi-use path from the north side of the Clinton Parkway Bridge to Arrow Drive and through Traceway Park.

In addition to the extended walking trail, in 2016, City officials signed a shared use agreement with the Clinton Public School District for resident use of the driveways encircling Eastside/Northside Elementary Schools. This agreement added approximately one mile to the multi-use trail system already existing along Arrow Drive. In all, once completed, nearly six miles of trails will be available in one direction from the Clinton Parkway down Arrow Drive through Traceway Park (soccer and baseball areas).

Visit www.clintonms.org/walk to learn more about walking trails in the City and the progress of the project.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Dianne Martin on September 8, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    This is wonderful news. I can’t wait to ride my bike on it!!! What a great way to contribute to the health of our citizens. Thanksvto all who have had a hand in this.

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