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First draft of 'Rails-to-Trails' master plan revealed

March 8th, 2013 8:24 pm by GARY B. GRAY

Durham, N.C.-based Alta/Greenways unveiled on Thursday its first draft of a master plan for East Tennessee’s first “Rails-to-Trails” project, which will serve as a guide for the successful completion of a 10-mile pedestrian-friendly path from Johnson City to Elizabethton.

For now, it has been dubbed the Johnson City Rail Trail, and its estimated price tag is about $5.2 million.

Johnson City commissioners and Elizabethton City Council members sat at the proverbial table at Memorial Park Community Center to view the plan, which included an impressive organization of the tiniest details of which all or none will be used to construct the recreational attraction.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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