Posted: Aug 19, 2012 10:21 AM by Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge officials have been awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to design and start construction of a downtown greenway.
The Advocate reports the three-mile network of bike paths and pedestrian walkways will stretch from Memorial Stadium to City Park.
The Downtown Development District this week also announced an $886,000 federal grant for the first phase of a gateway to the Mississippi River bike trail on River Road at Florida Street.
The greenway grant gives the city a total of $3 million for the greenway project. That's enough to design the entire system and build a portion from North Boulevard Town Square to City Park, DDD executive director Davis Rhorer said.