Work continues on Tanglefoot Trail

By The Associated Press

PONTOTOC — A Thaxton company has been awarded a $319,000 contract to construct four “whistle stops” along the Tanglefoot Trail in north Mississippi.

Karen Heintze, project manager for Three Rivers Planning and Development District, tells the Pontotoc Progress that Hooker Construction Company will build “whistle stops” at Ingomar, Ecru, Algoma and Houlka.

“Whistle stops” will include restroom facilities, water fountains, bike racks, benches and picnic tables.

The 44.5-mile Tanglefoot Trail is being built on an old abandoned railroad corridor. It runs from New Albany through Pontotoc to Houston.

Tanglefoot Trail is tentatively scheduled to open in July of 2013.