Monteagle Adds Bicycle Trail

Monteagle bike trail... By Delores Knott

The City of Monteagle is changing lanes. Monteagle’s downtown corridor project, part of an ongoing effort to extend a pedestrian/bicycle trail from Cowan in Franklin County to Palmer in Grundy County, kicked off over the last couple of weeks with road work and striping along the town’s main drag.
The four lanes on Main Street and Dixie Lee Avenue were reduced to two with a central turn lane almost all the way through town, converting the outside lane into a bike lane with a buffer. ┬áThe project funding totals $782,560 in state enhancement grants added to a 20 percent local match of about $200,000, while the downtown corridor plan tallies $122,413 for the city. – Chattanooga Times Free-Press-