OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch will likely be improving bicycle access to roadways soon, using an $189,600 grant from the state Department of Transportation.
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/UKsGrY ) the Board of Aldermen is scheduled to accept the grant at its Jan. 15 meeting. The city must match the grant with $47,400 for construction.
The 10-foot-wide bike and pedestrian lane is set to run from the soccer park on Church Road to Craft Road, where the city's first bike lane lies.
That bike lane runs north along Craft Road to Renee Drive, about a 1.3-mile stretch. When it was planned in 2010, city officials hoped to connect the area to the soccer park then, but funds were not available.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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