SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - The City of Scottsboro received a grant to extend the trail at the Goose Pond Colony. The grant is provided by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and will provide most of the funding.
"Funded through ADECA, the recreational and trails program grant, they supplied $100,000 to do the project. Then TVA supplied another $20,000 dollars to do the project. So the city is going to cover the remaining funds which equals about 15 percent of the cost of construction," says Josh Little, Scottsboro city engineer.
They want to enhance the beauty of the trail by adding 3000 feet along the shore line, giving a better view to those utilizing the trail. "It just enhances the resort area," says Little. "You know try to get more people involved in the resort down there and walking and the nature trails. And just make it more, I guess updated."
City Council will vote on the approval of the project, and the agreement with ADECA tonight at their meeting. Once approved, they'll be able to get the ball rolling.
"Hopefully put it out for construction early spring and construction's probably about three months."