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Columbus trail project likely to begin in January

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Construction on a 10-mile trail along Columbus' old rail line is expected to begin in January.

The "rails to trails" project has been in the works for several years as officials worked to hammer out the details of where the route would wind through the west Georgia city. Now, workers are ripping up railroad tracks to finally complete the $12.5 million project.

The trail building will involve creating a 12-foot-wide asphalt path that meanders through the wooded areas in the suburbs into the city. The downtown part of it will be a 5-foot-wide sidewalk.

The places where the trail crosses busy streets will include flashing stop signs and other safety features.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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