- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The city of Greenville has awarded an engineering contract to get started on a 1.7-mile walking trail atop the Mississippi River levee.

The council on Tuesday gave the contract to Hooker Engineering Services.

In April, the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the city an $800,000 grant for the project. The city must provide $200,000.

The $1 million project will include a 16-foot-wide paved pedestrian and bicycle trail on top of the levee from Ferry Road, by the Greenville Yacht Club, north to Nelson Street.

The trail will be augmented with lighting, benches and emergency telephones.

Public Works Director Brad Jones tells the Delta Democrat-Times (http://bit.ly/10qKRg3 ) planning for the trail continues. He says progress should be apparent within the next couple of months.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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