- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - The City of Olive Branch will use a $100,000 federal grant to repair and improve a popular walking trail around the lake at City Park.

Officials expect the $200,000 project to be finished by spring.

Parks director Will McNeer tells The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1wJySo4 ) the trail was damaged by erosion and by tree roots that push up and crack the asphalt.

McNeer says about six-tenths of a mile on the trail, mostly around the lake, will undergo improvements. He says a seawall will be installed to stop erosion of the bank of the lake and the 6-foot-wide trail will be widened to 10 feet.

McNeer says part of the trail will be closed during the work while other areas will remain open.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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