Rails to Trails Plan in Lawrence County Gets State Approval

AUGUST 16, 2006 - Posted at 11:58 a.m. CDT

WALNUT RIDGE, AR - Phase one of Lawrence County's Rails to Trails plan has been given state approval.

This means the Walnut Ridge and Hoxie communities can now move forward with the plan that K8 News first informed you about in February.  Phase one of the hiking and biking trail along an old rail-line has been given the stamp of approval from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, which should make it easier to receive state grant money for the project.

Phase one of the plan runs from Memphis Street in Hoxie to Main Street in Walnut Ridge.