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Proposed Legacy Trails expansion to bring north, south Tyler amenities together

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 4:53 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 10:39 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The City of Tyler was recently awarded a $2,853,456 grant through the Texas Department of Transportation Set-Aside Program to construct the extension to Legacy Trails. The plans include constructing a 1.7-mile shared-use path and one-half mile of sidewalks from the Rose Garden Complex to Stewart Park along the roadway right-of-ways and through Winters Park.

“It’s really going to take this trail system where it is right now, which is primarily in South Tyler, and bring it all the way up to North Tyler,” Michael Howell, MPO manager said. “This opens up the possibility of allowing people a different means of transportation to actually get to these great Tyler amenities other than just driving a car to get there.”

The open house initiates a 30-day public comment period. The proposed amendments will be considered for adoption by the MPO’s Transportation Policy Committee on July 22.

Residents can submit questions and comments about the proposed trail extensions through the MPO’s online contact form, by emailing the MPO at mpo@tylertexas.com or by calling the MPO at (903) 531-1175 option 5.

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