Plans to install a new trailhead on the Carrollton Greenbelt are underway. According to Community Development Director Erica Studdard, construction bids are currently being accepted on the project and are set to be reviewed in September.
The new trailhead will be located off Alabama Street, which Studdard described as a piece of the Greenbelt puzzle that the City has aimed to fill since the trail’s construction.
“We absolutely need to have a trailhead in that quadrant of the Greenbelt,” said Studdard. “We were able to pick up that property when we constructed the Greenbelt, which was great because we recently managed to obtained funding for that trailhead through a Department of Natural Resources grant.”
Work crews began preparing for the project a few days ago by clearing brush and debris from the area.
“Workers have cleared out the area where we plan to build the trailhead, just north of Alabama Street next to the Little Tallapoosa River,” said Studdard.
Studdard noted that grant funding will only cover the cost of construction on a parking lot for the trailhead.
“We’re looking for a sponsor to help us build a bike share station at the trailhead,” said Studdard.
“We’ve been working on plans for this trailhead for quite some time, and we’re glad to see it become a reality,” she said. “The area where it will be built is on a really pretty piece of property that’s been overgrown for a long time. I feel like it connects probably the prettiest section of the trail in the whole system. We’re really excited to see this come together.”
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