Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Work To Begin Soon On Rail Trail Project

Governments in Putnam County are ready to award a contract to start a planned 19-mile hiking, biking and multi-use path. Called "Rails With Trails," it would run from Cookeville to Algood and Monterey. The project is a partnership among the governments of Cookeville, Algood, Monterey and Putnam County. Bids were opened late last week for trailheads at Cinderella Park, the Cookeville Depot and in Algood. W&O Construction had the lowest bid at $298,500. The bid now has to be approved by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, which awarded a grant to Putnam County in 2006. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, officials said work might get started by mid-July.