Fulton aldermen approved a $1.01 million bid on Friday for work that will complete construction on the city’s walking track.
The bid was submitted to the board of aldermen by Fulton-based B&M Paving. A total of 14 companies submitted bids for the construction job, which will require adding an additional 1.5 miles to the existing walking track.
Funding for the project will be provided by a $1.3 million Transportation Enhancement Project Grant through the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Additionally, the city set aside $345,000 in funds to help pay for the project, but the final out-of-pocket expense for the city will be approximately $130,000.
Construction on this final portion of the walking track is scheduled to begin in early May and is to be completed within 120 days. When finished, the lighted track will extend approximately 12,700 feet — from old Highway 78 to the Whitten Center.
Currently, phase one of the track has been completed — a stretch of fully-lighted pavement running 3,100 feet along Access Road, overlooking the Tenn-Tom Waterway.
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