Great news from the city of Cookeville in central Tennessee with an exciting rail-with-trail project there moving through the stages of approval.
It is hoped the Cookeville City Council will this week give approval to phase two of the Cookeville Trail, a 3.7-mile section along an active railroad track from the Algood ball fields to Parragon Road.
The Cookeville Trail will eventually run 19 miles from Cookeville east to Monterey. Also referred to as the Tennessee Central Heritage Trail, the project has been funded by a $600,000 Transportation Enhancements (TE) grant to the city of Cookeville. In announcing the grant last year, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said the rail-with-trail would “provide its residents and visitors with a livable, walkable community.”
“The Tennessee Central Heritage Trail project gives a unique opportunity to showcase the area’s history and character,” Haslam said. “I’m pleased we could make this investment in Putnam County as we work to make Tennessee an even better place to live, work and play.”