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Trail work starts in Elmer City


Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project is underway and officials expect paving to start as soon as the weather warms up. Here, equipment driver Mathew Matt confers with town public works Director Jimmer Tillman. Currently, Matt is packing gravel fill, preparing for the paving part of the Transportation Improvement Board grant project. - Roger S. Lucas photo

Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project that will connect town streets to the Downriver Trail is underway.

Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman said that paving of the 2,300-foot trail will begin as soon as the weather warms.

Elmer City awarded the work to be funded through a $250,000 state Transportation Improvement Board grant to DW Excavating, Inc., of Davenport, Wash.

The winning bidder has shaped the trail that runs along the Lower River Road and is currently laying a gravel underlay before paving can be done.

The bid of $159,726 for construction was awarded in mid-February.

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