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Working on the rail trail come spring?

December 27, 2009
SOUTHBRIDGE — After sitting in limbo for years, it looks like the Southbridge section of the Titanic Rail Trail may actually move forward this spring.

Recently, Town Manager Christopher Clark said he plans to draft the required "request for proposal" paperwork to get the job done — specifically, taking up the rails and ties and moving them "to either side," followed by compressing the surface "so it's walkable." One section will also involve fixing a bridge over Lebanon Brook that's now missing some rail ties, he added.

The funding will come from two grants that have been sitting in state accounts for some time. One for $200,000 was earmarked by the state legislature for the project; the second, $560,000, came from the federal government.

See Tuesday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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