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City to extend Greenway to Farmington Blvd.

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The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an agreement with TDOT for the design and construction of over a mile of the Germantown Greenway.

The agreement states that TDOT will reimburse the city for 80 percent of the $2.43 million project, meaning Germantown will pay less that $500,000.

Memphis, Germantown and Collierville, along with Shelby and Fayette counties, partnered in the 1990s to create a master plan for a linear park system consisting of paved and primitive trails along the scenic Wolf River corridor.

“The recently completed improvements to Shelby Farms Park have fostered much interest in walking and biking in the region,” said Tim Gwaltney, city engineer.

The master plan for the Germantown Greenway is to continue the 10-foot wide paved trail to the eastern city limits and eventually connect with Collierville’s Greenway system.

The two new segments include 2,000 feet of trail from Neshoba Park to the recently completed trail head east of Kimbrough Road and 3,500 feet from Cameron Brown Park to the future trail head west of Farmington Blvd.

The trail currently ends at Neshoba Park. Trail users currently use Stern Clinic’s parking lot and sidewalks along Wolf River Blvd. to the Kimbrough Road trail head.

“All right, we get some more Greenway,” said Mayor Mike Palazzolo after the unanimous vote. “Great news.”