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City Jumpstarts Flint River Trail Masterplan

Post Date:11/28/2018 8:00 AM

The City held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Trail Connector phase which is 2.1 miles of the Flint River Trail Masterplan. The central idea behind the Flint River Trails Masterplan is to connect a network of trails that will link the entire community.

The Trail Connector starts at the end of the Albany to Sasser Rail Trail on North Monroe near the Albany Public Works facility. From there it will head south along Monroe through Tift Park and then east along 4th Avenue to Jackson Street, where the trail heads south into downtown. At Roosevelt, the trail will turn east toward the historic railroad complex at Thronateeska Heritage Center. From here, the trail goes around the historic 1913, Union Station depot where it joins an existing trail leading to the Flint River and the Riverfront Trail.

The trail was designed and is being built by the City of Albany selected contractor. This trail extension will have some unique design features to include a spice-blend herringbone brick pattern design, accent diamond brick in the concrete throughout the distance of the trail and sunset color brick to trim the trail. The expected completion date is August 2019.

The Rail Trail to the Trail Connector is a vital link connecting Albany to Sasser Rail Trail to downtown Albany. The Connector will join the southern end of the 13.62-mile Rail Trail to downtown Albany and create about 18 continuous miles of multi-use trails, including the 2.5-mile Riverfront Trail.

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