Posted on September 9, 2020 at 10:30 AM by Melitta Duncan
Recently, our Board of Aldermen rewarded the lowest bid to J.M. Duncan, Inc. in the amount of $1,371,981.65 to complete this outstanding pedestrian project. This 10-ft. wide multi-use trail will eventually connect Central Park and Snowden Grove Park as well as bike/pedestrian lanes on Clarington Drive west of Central Park making it the longest pedestrian path in Desoto County. The trail will route southward down Tchulahoma to May Blvd, then east towards Getwell. It also includes another leg from Central Parkway northward on Getwell to Nail Rd.
Our City joined the Greenprint 2040 plan for the entire Memphis-Metro in 2015 and has aggressively moved our city forward in becoming more pedestrian-friendly. Earlier this year, construction was completed on the Snowden Grove Pedestrian Project which added another 10-ft. wide multi-use trail throughout Snowden Grove Park. The May Blvd Pedestrian Bridge is currently being designed which will be the connecting piece to both of these two projects. Pedestrian-friendly cities are attractive to many economic developments and will improve our future economic opportunities.
This project is funded by an 80/20 Co-Op Alternative Transportation Grant by MDOT awarded to Southaven. MDOT will also provide traffic-calming amendments to Goodman Rd. at the Tchulahoma path crossing. Construction has already begun on this project with completion projected by year-end.