Update: Multi-use trail project moving ahead

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Council approved a resolution for Mayor Tom Joyce to sign a purchase sale agreement with CSX.

It's for the construction of a multi-use trail along the Ohio River. The trail would extend three miles from Point Park to the Pond Run outfall.

City officials say this is one of the final steps in the process to make the trail a reality.


Parkersburg City Council Tuesday could take a step toward creation of a multi-use trail along the Ohio River.

A resolution before council calls for the signing of a right of way agreement with CSX toward construction of the trail.

Development Director Rickie Yeager says the trail would extend three miles, from Point Park to the Pond Run outfall, where the CSX property is located.

Among other uses, the trail would accommodate foot and bicycle traffic.

"More importantly, it will give our residents and visitors access to the waterfront," Yeager says. "Historically, we've had more of an industrial waterfront, a working waterfront. That's slowly been changing over time, with investments at Point Park many years ago, and we're continuing to build on that vision of having more access to the water."

Yeager says the city has also been working to acquire right of way from Mon Power and private property owners.

The CSX property would cost the city $30,000.



 
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