Folks following Columbus' path toward building a $12 million bike and pedestrian trail can get a good look the route's last leg 4-7 p.m. today in the cafeteria of Midland Academy, 7373 Psalmond Road.
This last stretch will run 4.25 miles from Cooper Creek Park to Psalmond Road, following the bed of an abandoned rail line. People who live along the route can view maps indicating where their property lies in relation to it, and make suggestions for connections or other improvements.
The paved trail will be 12 feet wide, like the southern portion of the Chattahoochee Riverwalk.
Funded primarily by the city's 1999 sales tax, trail construction is expected to start next year and take 18 months to finish.
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The city will accept comments on the trail plan until Sept. 19. Besides using the Web site, residents may mail their remarks to Columbus Planning Organization, P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, Ga., 31902, or e-mail CPCMPO@columbusga.org.